STIL IN BLOOM IN MY GARDEN


 Although my garden doesn’t look pretty anymore, there still are some blooms left to enjoy. I already removed the tender plants as the temperatures at night are flirting with 0 C°, I hate that ! I also want to move all my hardy succulents into the greenhouse as we had very wet winters the past 3 years, they can withstand the cold very well but they don’t like the combination of the wet and the cold, a lot of my succulents were damaged last winter, I even lost a few !!! so  now want to put them in my greenhouse for overwintering.

A SUNFLOWER IN OKTOBER ? YES, I TOLD YOU BEFORE THAT THE BIRDS DROPPED A FEW SUNFLOWERSEEDS AND A FEW SUNFLOWERS GREW SPONTNEOUSLY, THIS IS THE BIGGEST, IT IS OVER 4 METERS TALL,  BUT I’M AFRAID THE SEEDS WON’T RIPEN ENOUGH FOR THE BIRDS TO EAT, IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE WEATHER BUT RIGHT NOW SHE LOOKS GORGEOUS ! I  FIND IT FASCINATING HOW THEY CAN FOLLOW THE SUN WITH THEIR “FACES”.

GERANIUM ANN THOMSON HAS BEEN BLOOMING SINCE JUNE, WAS DAMAGED BY OUR DOG DURING WINTER AND THERE WAS ONE TINY PLANT LEFT, NOW I HAVE A BIG BUNCH

FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA, ALWAYS A GOOD PERFORMER FROM JUNE TILL THE FIRST FROST, VERY WINTERHARDY, THE BUSH DIES IN WINTER BUT THERE ARE ALWAYS NEW SHOOTS COMMING FROM THE GROUND UP IN SPRING

SOME SORT OF ASTER BUT A REAL BULLY ! I’VE BEEN TRYING FOR YEARS TO REMOVE IT BUT IF A SMALL PIECE OF ROOT BREAKS OFF, YOU GET A NEW PLANT, IT COMES UP EVERYWHERE IN MY GARDEN SO IT SELFSEEDS AS WELL, BUT IT IS A BEAUTY I MUST ADMIT

TRICYRTIS HIRTUS, LOOKS LIKE AN ORCHID, VERY NICE FOR THE AUTUMN GARDEN, I WANT MORE OF THESE !

I BOUGHT SOME YELLOW CHRYSANTHEMUMS AND  LITTLE VIOLA’S TO BRIGHTEN MY FRONT DOOR

REMEMBER THIS WHITE BEGONIA ? IT IS STILL BLOOMING NICELY.

ROSA THE PILGRIMM

THE WHITE BLOOMS IN THE TREE IS A RUSSIAN VINE, IT WAS PLANTED TO COVER THE ROOF OF THE AVIARY BUT NOW IT CLIMBS IN OUR OAK TREE ! I LIKE IT !

REMEMBER  I TOLD YOU IN SPRING I PLANTED SOME DWARF CONIFERS IN MY FROND GARDEN ? WELL THEY WERE SO TINY THAT I DECIDED TO PUT SOME TAGETES INBETWEEN TO GIVE THE PATCH A BIT OF COLOUR, WELL THE TAGETES IS STILL BLOOMING LIKE MAD !

HERE’S ANOTHER LOOK AT THE DWARF CONIFERS, THEY DID WELL THIS SUMMER AND ADDED A BIT OF GROWTH, I NEVER THOUGHT THE TAGETES WOULD BECOME THIS BIG !

A CLOSE-UP OF MY BIG SUNFLOWER

VERBENA BONARIENSIS STILL IN BLOOM, I LOVE THIS PLANT AND SO DO THE BEE’S AND BUTTERFLIES

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST A FUCHSIA CUTTING, CUTE HEY !

Have a great day all, thanks for stopping by and enjoy your garden !

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21 thoughts on “STIL IN BLOOM IN MY GARDEN

  1. hi gwennie!!
    just went on a like frenzy on your blog. yes, odie and i are okay/sane. we hope you dont mind! so many amazing pictures of plants and animals!!! we love your blog
    hugs,
    and happy sunday
    O and OM

  2. hi gwennie,good luck with moving your succulents so they enjoy a dry, safe and cosy winter. I love those plants that are so resilient and independent, like the sunflower, the daisies (Felicia I think) and the Russian vine. That orchid-like plant is divine, I am not familiar with it.

    • Thanks for your comment. The orchid like plant is called toad lilly in English, here they call it poor men’s orchid, it’s an easy plant, very winterhardy and I want more of them !

  3. Wow, having to deal with sub-zero temperatures is thankfully not a problem where I live, the drought is more the issue (which might be why succulents and cacti are so very very popular). The rose looks amazing, well, the rest of the garden is a beauty. I love how well your Begonia is doing too, it’s a fickle beast in my sunburned backyard.

    The Aster looks like Aster exilis, or Roadside Aster, and for a self-seeding weed it’s quite pretty. You could have had worse, like lawyer’s vines (Oh the horror).

  4. Love your blooms! You do have beauty in your Fall gardens. It’s always there, just different from Summer. I’m saying that as I mourn the loss of my zinnias and dahlia’s and vincas… wasn’t ready for the first hard frost.

    • Eventhough Fall is beautifull I prefer Summer always ! I so envy the people who live in tropical climates without frost !!!
      So far we didn’t get frost but it can happen any day now.

  5. I love that fuchsia! Your purple aster looks like the wild aster that blooms all over a hillside next to our drive. It is in a natural, partially wooded area, and it looks wonderful blooming there. I also have the tricrytis, and I also want more!

    • I planted the aster in my garden years ago but I can’t remember it’s name, I bought it in a gardencenter. I once had beautifull sunflowers in my garden, a gift from the birds I think cos I never planted it, I loved it at first but then in a few years time it was trying to take over my garden, and eventhough it was beautifull I wanted it out of my garden, it was quite a job but I succeeded, alas not yet with the aster.

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