Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Native Seed Gardeners (NSG) program. I was so embarrassed that I was enjoying my free plants for so long without being able to live up to my obligation to turn over the seeds to NSG for sowing in the local prairies. This year, despite the drought, the three plants managed to produce four pods full of seeds. I cut off the pods, brought them inside, where I pulled the seeds off the silky down, and put them in an envelope ready to be turned in. I'm just so relieved.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
|Geranium 'Bob's Blunder'|
I'm not going to show all the Geraniums in bloom, just one more.
|Geranium 'Blogold' (Blue Sunrise™)|
This October is Asterpalooza here at Squirrelhaven.
|Symphyotrichum laeve 'Bluebird' with Lobularia maritima (sweet alyssum)|
|Symphyotrichum ericoides 'Snow Flurry'|
One of the monkshoods is in full bloom.
Back with fresh blooms are:
Finally, the not-yet-done plants:
|Antirrhinum majus 'Snap Daddy Yellow'|
|Ceratostigma plumbaginoides with festive foliage courtesy of Platycodon grandiflorus|
|Coreopsis 'Star Cluster' with the colorful seedheads and foliage of Hylotelephium 'Matrona'|
|Anemone x hybrida 'Andrea Atkinson'|
|Tricyrtis 'Tojen' showing off fresh raindrops|
One last thing, not flowers, but just as good, the bracts of Heptacodium miconiodes.
As always, thanks goes to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Bloom Day.
Actaea simplex 'Black Negligee' (one last flower)
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Janice' (Little Miss Sunshine™)
Dianthus 'Cranberry Ice' and a red one the name of which I can't recall
Geranium 'Jolly Bee', 'Rozanne'
Geranium nodosum 'Svelte Lilac'
Heuchera 'Havana' and 'Raspberry Ice'
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina'
Oxalis regnelli 'Triangularis
Phlox paniculata 'David', 'David's Lavender' and 'Blue Paradise'
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae various cultivars
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium 'October Skies'
Tricyrtis 'Gilt Edge' and 'Guilty Pleasure'