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Perennials: What's Blooming in Your Garden VI

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 23, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8773772

It's time for a new begining. As the growing season is winding down. Cool blooming flowers in the garden are competing. Come and share your joy here with us. We came from here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1202688/

Here I've Black and Blue Salvia, flowering maples and lilac obedient plants. Hummingbirds loves these plants.

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Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 23, 2011
6:57 PM

Post #8773783

Obedient plant's blooming stalks.

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kiseta
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)

August 23, 2011
7:56 PM

Post #8773912

I bought 6 Black and Blue sasvias on the distressed table at Lowe's for $1.00 each, now I am trying to figure out where to put them. Can I plant them in morning sun afternoon shade, the last one I had in full sun burned to crisp. They are nice in the pot, love the cobalt blue color.

Offer, anyone would like 2 black Elephant ears, they are one year old, I planted them in wrong place and would like to plant something eles , so it is free, maybe swap for something nice. ?????

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 23, 2011
10:07 PM

Post #8774085

Thanks for the new thread!

Lily, I think your plant is one of the Abutilons.

Black Mondo Grass is blooming.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 23, 2011
10:08 PM

Post #8774087

Rose of Sharon 'Blushing Bride.'

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 24, 2011
12:25 AM

Post #8774106

kiseta, I'd trade some gloriosas for your EE.

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
3:20 AM

Post #8774143

Kiseta, my B&B salvia grows beautifully in morning sun-only exposure.
I love it's late-season blooom (note the fall color in the background).
This is from a couple years ago.

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
3:21 AM

Post #8774144

Kwanjin, my black mondo has been blooming for the past month or so.
This is from a couple weeks ago.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 24, 2011
5:42 AM

Post #8774233

kiseta, my B&B likes partial shade as well. Robin yours looks great. The Black Mondo's blooms are very attractive as well. J. those gloriosas are fabulous.
kiseta
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)

August 24, 2011
6:52 AM

Post #8774336

About my black Elephant ear, I went on website and found out mine EE is not black, only partaly, the stems. I did not realize how many different kind of EE are. here is the picture

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
5:38 PM

Post #8775217

I love dark stemmed plants. I like your EE.
I wish I could grow (or had the money to buy) black bamboo (phyllostachys nigra).
The pictures look fabulous. It's like $90 for a plant by mail.
And it's a zone 7 plant... Mind you, I buy lots of zone 7 plants,
some live, some die. One of the joys of gardening is zone-pushing.
But at that price, I'll just admire it in the catalog.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2011
6:01 PM

Post #8775255

I think I have the same elephant ear. If it is it's called Heart of the Jungle. One of my favorites.

I have red salvia, coreoptis, light purple salvia, Hot Lava coneflower and zinnas, ironweed, catchfly, hostas, toothache plant, tall phlox and my containers blooming right now.

Zinna and light purple salvia blooming together.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 24, 2011
6:17 PM

Post #8775286

Nice pics. everyone.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 26, 2011
7:50 AM

Post #8777832

Here goes, the Crown of Thorn cutting that I potted over a week ago; looks like it's taking root.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2011
2:37 PM

Post #8778463

Climbing rose don Juan is getting ready to put on a lovely show! Here's the first bloom, looks like i may get three more! Anyone else have one? I think it smells delicious like sweet raspberry. Mmmmm...

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OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2011
2:40 PM

Post #8778469

Cute little coneflower 'prairie splendor'

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2011
2:51 PM

Post #8778485

This Gorgeous zinnia. 'Elegans' don't know the little orange guys name. Pretty though.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 26, 2011
3:02 PM

Post #8778496

'Elegans' zinnia is gorgeous OH81. I've the same rose and it's now climbing my arbor, pix was posted a day before yesterday with my S.A.C. and Turk's cap blooms.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 26, 2011
3:07 PM

Post #8778504

'Honey Dew Drops' duranta, I think. Tropical perennial.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2011
5:34 PM

Post #8778698

Where's your pics lily? I even went back to the old thread. Can't find it.
So here's another one of mine. It's the first year for mine so not many blooms yet. But here's another picture of it. Lol

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OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8778707

A new Hydrangea from a plant swap. Not sure it's name. Older and pretty common here. Love the green flowers.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 26, 2011
5:38 PM

Post #8778709

OH81, your Don Juan looks much more voluptuous than mine. The pix was a far away shot (just right above where I posted the Crown Of Thorn cutting.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 26, 2011
5:39 PM

Post #8778710

It's pretty hydrangea.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 26, 2011
5:43 PM

Post #8778719

So called 'Lilac of the South' blooms. Crepe Myrtle, dwarf.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2011
5:57 PM

Post #8778737

That's beautiful. I love that color. Not sure if i can grow those here, I've never seen one in a nursery or big box store.

Here's endless summer

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2011
6:01 PM

Post #8778752

Here comes the sun do-do-do-do...

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 26, 2011
6:04 PM

Post #8778760

Sun flowers finally blooming.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 26, 2011
6:16 PM

Post #8778781

Love those sunflowers, fine job!

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 26, 2011
9:52 PM

Post #8779042

My sunflowers are all opening, too.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 26, 2011
9:53 PM

Post #8779043

Morning Glory 'Milky Way.'

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 26, 2011
9:55 PM

Post #8779045

Some things are winding down. Others are still going strong, like the Cannas. The Foam Flowers just came on.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 26, 2011
9:56 PM

Post #8779046

A bad pic of the Basil.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 26, 2011
9:58 PM

Post #8779048

This Canna has bunny ears.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 26, 2011
9:59 PM

Post #8779049

Cosmos.

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 26, 2011
11:40 PM

Post #8779149

My sunflowers are also peaking.

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 27, 2011
12:16 AM

Post #8779158

better rendition

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 27, 2011
12:22 AM

Post #8779159

Recently returned home and found one of those giants toppled by the wind, so I removed the flowers and prepared this for DW.

This message was edited Aug 27, 2011 1:23 AM

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 27, 2011
12:28 AM

Post #8779163

Crinum, 2nd round of blooms this summer-

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 27, 2011
12:31 AM

Post #8779165

Bessera Elegens

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 27, 2011
12:33 AM

Post #8779166

traditional view

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2011
6:24 AM

Post #8779354

Wow, it's a sunflower parade! thanks everyone for your photo. Whoa! J. Your garden is out of this world!
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

August 27, 2011
8:12 AM

Post #8779496

Hard to believe we are already winding down - seems the season just barely got started...

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2011
8:17 AM

Post #8779502

Yes, Carolyn. Where has the growing season gone? Irene too is bringing cooler air. I hope it only brings cool air and not all the distruction of a storm for many folks in its path.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
11:51 AM

Post #8779772

J that first pic of bessera is just stunning. Love it. Makes them look miles high. Speaking of which, how come my sunflower are so short and stubby? ! Lol. Maybe they take after their gardener.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
12:00 PM

Post #8779788

Love Caladium, not perennial here but i have to post this picture because i did not know that it flowers!!! I was only expecting foliage!!!! How pretty! I am going to try to store this bulb over the winter.

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

August 27, 2011
6:17 PM

Post #8780236

I didn't know that Caldiums flowered either...

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2011
6:27 PM

Post #8780263

Carolyn, elephant ears' blooms are similiar to those of Caldium's. These didn't yield any bloom this year. But when the condition is right, they blooms also.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 27, 2011
6:29 PM

Post #8780265

Hot Lava coneflowers and red salvia.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 27, 2011
6:33 PM

Post #8780269

Pepper23, those are nice! Love the Baptisia leaves among them too. :)

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 27, 2011
6:42 PM

Post #8780284

Love that hot lava! So pretty.
Don Juan today, A bit more open, and even more fragrant! I hope the new buds weather the expected storms this weekend. :(

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 28, 2011
8:34 AM

Post #8780996

My first gentian to ever survive in my yard, much less flower.

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 28, 2011
8:36 AM

Post #8781001

Goldenrod volunteer

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 28, 2011
8:38 AM

Post #8781002

A confused dicentra who thought it was spring yesterday.

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 28, 2011
8:44 AM

Post #8781012

A dwarf double pomegranate (in a pot, not hardy).

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

August 28, 2011
8:46 AM

Post #8781017

some neighbors stopped by for a visit.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 28, 2011
11:39 AM

Post #8781333

Hehehe, love your neighbors Robin. Nice pix from the garden as well. I have planted one of those promagranate for my DD where she lives out west (zone 7b) it did well for many years, then last winter 'ole Man winter got the tree. I'm about to mail her one of the cuttings I took home couple of years ago.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2011
1:01 PM

Post #8781454

Wish my dicentra would get confused! What a treat!
Love your neighbours. They're cute.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

August 28, 2011
1:52 PM

Post #8781536

My dicentra dies back to the ground - usually in July...

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 28, 2011
3:42 PM

Post #8781701

My Dicentra usually dies back at least by early summer but the foliage is still there. I have columbine and Spirea still blooming.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2011
4:24 PM

Post #8781763

Love that columbine! Is that one of the songbird hybrids?
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

August 28, 2011
6:14 PM

Post #8781936

Kwanjin

such gorgeous columbine. Would you have any seeds from the columbine? I just love the color. Please send me a dmail.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 28, 2011
6:46 PM

Post #8782007

That Columbine is 'Origami Red and White.' I love that it's still going strong.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

August 28, 2011
7:27 PM

Post #8782079

It's just lovely. I have lots of columbine seeds to plant next spring. I think some were blue and white origami. I'll have to check.
maithyme
Andover, MN
(Zone 3b)

August 28, 2011
8:16 PM

Post #8782174

Am I too late for another sunflower photo? Always let some grow under the black oily bird feeder for the birds and bees.

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 29, 2011
12:13 AM

Post #8782344

Lion's Ear

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 29, 2011
4:54 AM

Post #8782519

Maithym, it's never too late. Welcome to our thread. J. I haven't seen a Lion's Ear before.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

August 29, 2011
4:55 AM

Post #8782521

J -

I have never grown or seen lions ear. How tall do they get and do the butterflies and hummingbirds like them?

Carolyn

catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2011
8:13 AM

Post #8782887

Cat's Whiskers today

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2011
8:14 AM

Post #8782889

Lavender MG Tree

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catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2011
8:15 AM

Post #8782892

Purple Coneflower

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 29, 2011
8:18 AM

Post #8782895

Catz, very nice. Cat's Whiskers are fun to have. They root easily from any cuttings. Are the Lavender MG tree hardy where you're? I've to treat them as tropical perennials here.

catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8782909

I have never tried root the Cat's whiskers before, now I'm gonna have to try it. The MG tree dies back to the ground in winter but comes right back up in spring. It takes no time at all before it's 5' tall and blooming like crazy. I just love it. I wish I had a white one to go with the lavender one. I thought I was gonna loose it this past winter, but there it was as soon as it warmed up a bit.
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 29, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8782912

There's a coulpe different varieties available. The one pictured is L. nepetifolia, grown from seed. It just recently started flowering (whirls). This one could almost be ranked as an architechual plant as it has the potential to top 10 feet. It may self-seed here (has in year's past, usually surviving haphazardly a season or 2 thusly). Hummingbirds are definately attracted to it.I'll post plant size pics when I obtain a good one.
The other variety obtainable (that I know of) is Leonotis leonrus (plants). It is a more reduced, compact, and well behaved plant that can be a fall garden sensation. I seem to remember BF with it (last grown several years ago).

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 29, 2011
8:30 AM

Post #8782916

Several years past when I had Cat's Whiskers. I tried to root them with the spent inflorescents; Yes, the bare spent flower stalks. They took root even with that. Make sure you keep the rooting medium moist, and the cuttings out of direct sun. I live by a large water body, thus humidity is very high--an ideal place to propagate cuttings of plants. You know to create humidity with spraying, misting water vapor is next best thing when come to giving the plants the humidity they need.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 29, 2011
8:33 AM

Post #8782921

J. we've cross posted. I'll be sure to check with my local nursery on those Lion's ears.

catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2011
3:09 PM

Post #8783565

Milkweed

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 29, 2011
4:35 PM

Post #8783709

MWs in my garden have past their prime, however, I just spotted a couple monarch butterflies in the garden. They've hung around nectaring all day. Hopefully they will roost nearby and leave behind some offsprings before they move on their long journey to Mexico.
maithyme
Andover, MN
(Zone 3b)

August 29, 2011
9:01 PM

Post #8784271

How come you southern gardeners get all the good stuff? The cats whiskers are the cat's pajamas. (Or does that date me?) It's really a neat plant.

The milkweed you have is so different than what grows wild here. Is that one you bought? I cut mine down tonite, it's sad to think we have to wait another year to see the dance of the butterflies again (and me wildly chasing for a great photo op). I felt better when I spotted two monarch caterpillers still munching, Left a few stems just for them.

vonnie

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 29, 2011
10:13 PM

Post #8784318

J - I am not familar with your variety - L. nepetifolia, but I do have the L. leonorus.

Lily - here is a photo of my Leonotis leonorus - we also call it Lion's tail. I cut it back hard at the end of the year, and it gets to about 6-7 feet tall. It blooms for a long time - from May to October.

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soilsandup
Sacramento, CA
(Zone 9a)

August 29, 2011
10:33 PM

Post #8784331

And another bonus is that the Lion's tail makes wonderful cutflowers. My uncle, who is a florist, did this arrangement for my nephew's wedding reception in July and used some of the Lion's tail. The color scheme was purple and orange, so the orange of the L. leonorus was perfect. And since it was July 3rd, they were doubly apropos as they ressembled fireworks. My uncle raided my garden and came up with this centerpiece - all home grown flowers and greenery.

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mhkilleen
Clementon, NJ

August 30, 2011
12:11 AM

Post #8784371

Lion's Ear, Lion's Tail, Wild Dagga
Leonotis leonurus, featured in Dave's Plant List


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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2011
5:05 AM

Post #8784604

How special to have flowers right out of the garden for the special day for your nephew's wedding! S&U. Thanks mhkl, I'll have to research those pfl.

Eleven

Eleven
Royal Oak, MI
(Zone 6a)

August 30, 2011
8:28 AM

Post #8784875

I have a very confused Primula 'Pacific Giant' that's been blooming for the last week. Maybe it forgot it already bloomed when I brought it home in June?

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

August 30, 2011
8:42 AM

Post #8784897

So pretty. Love the color.

My P. Francesca bloomed forever this year. I was quite surprised.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2011
8:46 AM

Post #8784910

Hah, sometimes, little suprises are the joyous cheerleaders in life. :)

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 30, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8784915

I've been noticing that lots of plants are blooming out of season. That's okay for me. I do not mind in the least. LOL

Mini rose 'Barby' still going strong.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2011
8:50 AM

Post #8784916

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 30, 2011
8:51 AM

Post #8784920

Some very sad Clems.

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flowerchik1
Guyton, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 30, 2011
3:16 PM

Post #8785484

Kiseta I live between Augusta and Savannah, so we have the same climate. My black and blue is in part shade.
kiseta
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)

August 30, 2011
3:43 PM

Post #8785553

Thank you Flowerchik1, I still have them in pots, waiting for some of the plants I want to plant instead die, so I can make a whole row of black and blues under two small dogwood trees. Then next year I can plant some sun coleus in front of them. This year I will try to take some coleous cuttings and root them for spring, hope it works, save me some money for other plants. Here a sun coleus was $3.00 each last Spring, I can buy a flat of zinnias for $12.00. If you want some hardy heat flowers, it is Angelonia. I planted them early and they still looking good, tolerate this 95 degree heat.

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kiseta
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)

August 30, 2011
3:45 PM

Post #8785559

Just iscase you don't know, they are not perennials, sorry.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

August 30, 2011
4:03 PM

Post #8785597

I didn't see your rose, Lily. It's very pretty. What's it's name?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 30, 2011
5:39 PM

Post #8785753

kwanjin, the rose is a garden variety from HD, 'yellow rose tree' that's what they tagged it. It's grafted, the flower buds are beautiful yellow, it opens and fades into a light pink bloom. $2.95 marked down from 29.95 just because it first wave of blooms faded. lol

catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 30, 2011
6:18 PM

Post #8785816

maithyme wrote:How come you southern gardeners get all the good stuff? The cats whiskers are the cat's pajamas. (Or does that date me?) It's really a neat plant.

The milkweed you have is so different than what grows wild here. Is that one you bought? I cut mine down tonite, it's sad to think we have to wait another year to see the dance of the butterflies again (and me wildly chasing for a great photo op). I felt better when I spotted two monarch caterpillers still munching, Left a few stems just for them.

vonnie


LOL Vonnie. "All the good stuff " is all in how you look at it. LOL Right now I think you have things pretty great up north. We're still stuck here with all this mega drought and 100+ temps every day. I must say that I am glad that we don't have to deal with all the snow and stuff y'all have to deal with in the winter. Most winter days I'm glad to not have to wear anything more than a light sweater outside.

The Cat's Whiskers is one of my favorite plants. I'm going to try rooting them when it cools off a bit here. If I'm successful I'll be happy to send you one if you'd like. As far as the milkweed goes I WS'd them from seeds this past winter. They are the tropical milkweed. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/81057/#b I've heard some say they're not hardy here, but others say they will come back. I guess I'll find out what they do in my garden next year :)
maithyme
Andover, MN
(Zone 3b)

August 30, 2011
9:31 PM

Post #8786157

Catz.
Thanks for the offer of the cats whiskers, I'd love some. You were one of my first plant trades in Sept last year and it went very well. I sent you baptisia, is it doing well? You sent me hosta and it told me the other day that's it's glad to be out of TX. I feel so sorry for you all down there; what a nightmare. We had many days in the 90's and record humidity and most of us just couldn't function.

The forecast for the holiday weekend has highs in the 70's and 50 nights. Fall is in the air and I hope it spreads down to you folks soon too. You deserve it.

Vonnie

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 31, 2011
3:09 PM

Post #8787371

Happy trading/gardening :)

Here is the current wave of blooms on that 'yellow rose tree' from the big box store.

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 31, 2011
5:41 PM

Post #8787620

I do remember out trade Vonnie. Yes the babtisia is surviving. I wish this would have been a better growing season for us this year. It hasn't flowered and I doubt it wants to this year. LOL I sure bet that hosta is happy to not be here fighting for it's life LOL
I can't wait to see/feel temps in the 70's...

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 1, 2011
6:41 AM

Post #8788280

'Amy' brugmansia 3rd successful bloom for the season. Many a tiny buds were aborted when I repotted the plant.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 1, 2011
6:45 AM

Post #8788285

Cool temp. brought back some of the honeysuckle bloom for the season. Here it's seen among the fragrant bloomings Sweet Autumn Clemantis.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 3, 2011
6:37 AM

Post #8791274

Amy is beautiful this morning.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2011
11:40 AM

Post #8791610

That is such a lovely flower. So delicate.

Gaillardia.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2011
11:41 AM

Post #8791612

Cosmos, Canna, President Tyler Morning Glory.

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2011
11:43 AM

Post #8791613

The many phases of the Rose 'Betty Boop.'

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 3, 2011
11:44 AM

Post #8791617

Showy Stonecrop.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 3, 2011
11:47 AM

Post #8791621

Crego mix asters

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 3, 2011
12:23 PM

Post #8791669

Nice ones kwanjin. OH81, love those asters!
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 3, 2011
2:55 PM

Post #8791805

Cyclamen.
Flower stems without any foliage.
Always such a nice surprise toward the end of summer,
when everything else is winding down.
Pretty in pink.

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 3, 2011
2:56 PM

Post #8791808

And pretty in white also.
Quite a delicate treat for a disgustingly steamy day.

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 3, 2011
2:59 PM

Post #8791810

Love the cyclamens. They remind me of the epimedium in the spring!

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 3, 2011
9:26 PM

Post #8792161

Those are awesome. I want some for my woodland garden. They remind me of spring in the fall. :)

More asters

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 3, 2011
9:29 PM

Post #8792166

This little guy on our trip to salmon river falls

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2011
6:48 AM

Post #8792454

outlaw

any idea on who the little guy is, he is adorable.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
7:08 AM

Post #8792472

Not sure! I assume it's a native wild flower. Or maybe not even native, but wild. It's growing in a wet crack of a limestone deposit. I love the little round foliage at the bottom with just a little flower.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 4, 2011
7:10 AM

Post #8792475

Those are nature's beauty! I'm glad you've shared. :))

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
7:16 AM

Post #8792483

Here's another. My camera was having a hard Tim with the humidity up over 80%!!!! Makes for weird haze in some shots.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
7:18 AM

Post #8792485

Here's another a pretty yellow one which reminds me of a snap dragon

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warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2011
10:17 PM

Post #8793694

Pix is of Dicentra spectabalis, this is the spring blooming variety. Weerobin.. the pix you showed above it Dicentra formosa is an all season bloomer, I have Dicentra f. Luxuriant, cherry red, which blooms all summer at 12". Sure wish spectabalis could bloom all summer. What beautiful wedding flowers soilsand. Just beginning to get flowers now and its the end of the season (almost). That hail storm in July truely set my blooms off cycle. Will only get a few Daisies, only a few blooms on all my various clematis also, phooey, can we start spring over? Still making new iris beds. Got lots of planting to do yet and am hoping next year is much nicer to me and my garden,lol. Heck I'm still potting up baby seedlings from this spring. The 90's finally ended and today was wonderful, (70's). Love it when I can spend the whole day in the garden. Later all. Kathy.

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2011
8:26 AM

Post #8794219

Kathy

I did not know there was a Dicentra that flowered all season. Mine always died down to the ground by July. I will have to look for the formosa - I love the little lines of hearts on these plants and am sad to see them go when spring turns into summer.


NOID - Waterlily. I really like the delicate pink color.

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2011
8:29 AM

Post #8794226

The last hurrah for New Dawn climbing rose

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2011
8:34 AM

Post #8794234

I moved Clematis Huldine early in the spring and her flowering schedule is a tad off.

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2011
8:37 AM

Post #8794241

Tuberous begonias...

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2011
8:43 AM

Post #8794259

OH81, love those wild beauties. Kathy the various 'Bleeding Hearts' are lovely. Carolyn how do you overwinter your waterlily? Nice! I love 'New Dawn'. cl. rose. I've one climbing my front yard arbor. I have yet seen any reblooming since early spring.

Here the arbor was in April this year.

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2011
9:24 AM

Post #8794333

Kim

My waterlilies are overwintered in my pond. We lift them in the spring when we vacuum and at that time they are fertilized for the year and divided. All of my waterlilies are hardy. We have tried the tropical waterlilies, but my koi seem to think the tropical waterlilies are a delicacy, whereas they pretty much leave the hardies alone.

I love the New Dawn climbers. I get the original flush of flowers in June/July and then the occasional flower now and then. This past year, I was thrilled - we had no Japanese Beetles to spoil the roses. This is the first year in I don't know how long we did not have the little nasites.

Breaking the rules - this picture was taken of my New Dawn on June 21st. Another reason I like this rose is it the rare one that I can grow on the north side of my house...


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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2011
9:32 AM

Post #8794347

Thanks Carolyn, for the info. on the hardy water lilies. Your 'New Dawn' are gorgeous!!!
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 5, 2011
2:52 PM

Post #8794813

This is also cheating... this is a water lily at Missouri Botanical Garden yesterday.
It's called Tanzanite. I thought it was beautiful.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2011
3:36 PM

Post #8794900

Yes, what bright blooms!
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2011
3:57 PM

Post #8794934

Robin

gorgeous color!

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 5, 2011
7:17 PM

Post #8795245

That is so pretty... I need a pond.
Here is yesterdays Don Juan. Just love him. Rained all day so i didn't get to enjoy him today but this is a great rose. I love it.

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2011
11:17 PM

Post #8795469

from MOBOT Aug 9th

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 7, 2011
6:01 AM

Post #8797370

Don Juan climbing rose is very pretty OH81. J. the water lilies--yours and Robin's are brilliant!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 7, 2011
6:06 AM

Post #8797375

Blooming--Not. As autumn breeze arrives, everything seem to simmering down, one turns focus on the texture and changing of foliages.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
3:56 PM

Post #8798080

I have no idea what's blooming. I need a boat to get around out there. Lol this rain just doesn't wanna quit.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
4:00 PM

Post #8798083

Wait! I lied, yesterday morning i got a picture of my Spiderwort. 'red cloud' :)

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 7, 2011
4:23 PM

Post #8798107

Down here too, lot of rain as the tail-end of 'Lee' tropical storm, OH81. We've had over 8" in 3 days. Luckily, by the time it reaches here. Wind gust to be about 30mph, and the rain was steady but gentle.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 7, 2011
4:41 PM

Post #8798131

Omg! What is that?! It's so neat looking!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 7, 2011
5:07 PM

Post #8798161

OH81, that's a passionflower vine. They're native down here and a hostplant for Gulf Frits. butterflies larvae.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 7, 2011
10:01 PM

Post #8798565

I wish I could grow them here. They would have to live in a pot or in the greenhouse.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 8, 2011
5:07 AM

Post #8798762

I cannot grow them either, but Celia - think of the things that we can grow they cannot grow.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2011
5:20 AM

Post #8798795

yup, like the asters and lilacs, booo hoooo.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 8, 2011
6:20 AM

Post #8798877

Kim

that is right. I think it more or less evens out, don't you?

I bought this aster the other day. I have a Jenny aster which is a hot magenta color and I thought these two colors would set each other off nicely.

This is Peter III. I was just looking and it looks like it is hardy to zone 8 - you may want to give it a try.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2011
6:47 AM

Post #8798905

Thanks Carolyn, I'll keep that in mind. The big box stores have set out quite a few asters as of late. But my fav. local nursery don't have them. Unless I know they thrive in theirs, I know then it's not going to thrive in my garden.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 8, 2011
7:30 AM

Post #8798965

Zone Envy is a horrible thing, isn't it? LOL

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 8, 2011
8:00 AM

Post #8799000

Ha! I have that often. Especially with certain evergreen daylilies
here's that 'elegans' zinnia now toppled over by rain, but still looking awesome next to cleome.
There's a little toad in the bottom left corner!

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 8, 2011
8:02 AM

Post #8799003

It does look great there. The Zinnia looks like it's whispering something to the Cleome. LOL
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 8, 2011
8:24 AM

Post #8799025

I have zone envy too. Espeically when all of our friends in the south are posting photos of their gardens waking up and flowering and we are getting another dump of that horrible thing they call snow... I have never been a snowbunny...

Picked up this dahlia in the grocery store. It was labelled as dahlia decorative pink and yellow... I have no idea which one it really is, but I am thrilled with the coloring.

sorry it is blurry - took the photo in the rain last night.



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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 8, 2011
8:58 AM

Post #8799072

tehehehe, lol with you kwanjin on the "The Zinnia looks like it's whispering something to the Cleome." It's fitting. lol. On the thing about zone envy, it's sorta like thinking the grass is greener on the other side, which isn't always true. lol.

Carolyn, pink and yellow they do compliment each other well. Pretty dahlia.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2011
8:46 AM

Post #8800529

Late blooming clematis. I believe this used to be 'Nelly Moser'. But because it's under heavy shade, it looks different now.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 9, 2011
1:34 PM

Post #8800935

I have a yellow Canna that changes to white as it ages. The person that gifted it to me said it never did that for her. They stayed yellow.

Another gift. I have never had white Cosmos before.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2011
2:02 PM

Post #8800973

Pretty!
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 9, 2011
2:09 PM

Post #8800977

Very pretty. I love it!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2011
2:37 PM

Post #8801006

Here goes the Cleo. bungie again.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
2:48 PM

Post #8801026

Not fully open yet, but this Gladiolus came from a mix i got at the dollar store!!!! this one's a keeper.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2011
2:52 PM

Post #8801033

Oh I love that salmon with a deeper twirl in the middle. lol

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
2:52 PM

Post #8801034

Love that dahlia. I haven't had any luck. All my roots just rotted in the ground. :(
Here's some little sunflowers. less than a foot tall with more than one flower on the stalk.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
3:00 PM

Post #8801045

A much larger one

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 9, 2011
3:18 PM

Post #8801077

I alway amazed at those huge sunflowers! Nice job!

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2011
5:34 PM

Post #8810167

Look at it today!!! I gotta save the seeds from this one, it's like a crown of sunflowers!

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2011
5:36 PM

Post #8810172

Another shot with our house in the back

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2011
5:38 PM

Post #8810175

So sweet, it's so romantic a setting. I just love it.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2011
5:38 PM

Post #8810176

Here's that pretty glad. Flopped right over today in the rain. So pretty though.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2011
5:41 PM

Post #8810181

Oh very nice. I love glads.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2011
5:43 PM

Post #8810187

Like the airing out rug and assorted junk on the porch!? Lol. What a mess i have on my hands. I swear I'll get this house cleaned when I'm not painting, picking pumpkins, stacking wood, working...sleeping...lol

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2011
5:49 PM

Post #8810192

LOL, season for pumpkins picking already? Here is one my DD grows, she has several on a vine from a patio planting.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2011
5:49 PM

Post #8810193

Pumpkins are in full boom. Some still flooring. We've got 2 acres of em only 4 truck loads so far... Only 400 more to go! Lol
maybe someday I'll get to pointing the porch and fixing the lattice...?

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8810200

Whoa! You've got your hand full! May I please come and help pick? I wished, but the thought is a fun thought.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2011
5:55 PM

Post #8810204

Flooring??! Flowering... Lol
what type of pumpkin is that?! Wild lookin. Like a gourd. I love it.
Yeah that time of year is comin quickly. Feels like it today. Only 53 with frost warnings.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2011
6:03 PM

Post #8810211

We keep crossing posts. Lol we sure could use help picking! But i think you better stay where it's warm. I am freezing! Lol
It's a lot but it's great! We really have a lot of nice pumpkins. We've been very fortunate that the weather didn't seem to trouble them beyond a few just starting to rot. Lots of these guys too, but so far no damage that we can see. Next year we'll probably have to spray. But it's been a good year.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2011
6:14 PM

Post #8810223

That's a wonderful year of planting, and now harvesting. It's getting cooler down here too. Seems like Fall is upon us. I don't know what variety that pumpkin my DD has, but that's fun looking one.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2011
6:18 PM

Post #8810229

Okay, here is one more. When the fruit was young it looked entirely different. :)

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 15, 2011
6:20 PM

Post #8810232

That's all for tonite, I'll return and post more pics. tomorrow. Have a good evening OH81 and everyone. :-)

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2011
6:33 PM

Post #8810251

Good night! Sweet dreams of flowers! Sorry my last pic was sketchy bugs. Lol hope that doesn't leave you creeped out before bed. So here's another
Actaea 'dolls eyes' 'white baneberry'

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 16, 2011
8:14 AM

Post #8810873

Rain Lilies

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 16, 2011
8:17 AM

Post #8810879

Goldenrod

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 16, 2011
8:19 AM

Post #8810882

OH81, after a good night of rest. And ... there was no bugs dream. lol. your 'dolls eyes' baneberry is currious looking. J, love those rain lilies. I'll be out hunting/looking for my 'spider lilies' they should be blooming as the temp. is cooling down.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 16, 2011
6:20 PM

Post #8811583

Some of my salvias still blooming. The 'Black and Blue' and 'Mesa scarlet' I think are blooming at this time.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 16, 2011
8:15 PM

Post #8811691

Oooh i love the rain lilies j!
Glad to hear you slept well lily, i feel like i could sleep for days in this cold weather we're having. :( those saliva are beautiful. Do they come true from seed? ;)
LAS14
Albany, ME
(Zone 4b)

September 16, 2011
8:30 PM

Post #8811720

Weerobin, I'm interested in the Black and Blue salvia, but there are no entries in plant files. Do you know what it's zone range is? Do you know enough about it to make an entry in plant files?

TIA
LAS

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 17, 2011
4:25 AM

Post #8811928

Here it is for you...

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54031/
Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 17, 2011
6:39 AM

Post #8812014

I've read that it is rated a zone 7 plant, but it grows & overwinters here without problem.
But I don't think it would survive for you up in frigid zone 4!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2011
6:58 AM

Post #8812034

Yes, the various Salvias are quite tender perennials. But they're such a good source for hummingbird's nectars. It's great to treat them as annuals if they're available. I found some other blue salvia, I've no idea if they'll survive winter here or not. It's its first year here. I just love those blue flowers.

As a rule most hybrids' seedlings won't come true to their parentage. With the exception of 'Lady in Red' salvias, they reseed prolifically. Only it's red instead of blue. :-)

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kiseta
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)

September 17, 2011
1:28 PM

Post #8812408

I have those salvias, Lilyl, they say it is annual, they always sell them with petunias, but I had some that survived over the Winter, and I am on border of 7 and 8, in Augusta, Ga. This Summer I dircovered some Coreopsis, now I have 6 different color. They look like they are spreding, so I will have some to replant in the front of my fence.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2011
2:00 PM

Post #8812424

Thanks kiseta. Those Coreopsis is very colorful!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2011
2:15 PM

Post #8812431

Salvias et al.

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 17, 2011
6:25 PM

Post #8812731

red turks cap

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 17, 2011
6:27 PM

Post #8812732

passion flower vine

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2011
6:29 PM

Post #8812734

Red Turk's cap and seedpod. Welcome Catzgalore. :-)

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 17, 2011
6:31 PM

Post #8812737

Thanks Lily ;)

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2011
6:33 PM

Post #8812738

Various others...Love to see those cats. on your passi.

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 17, 2011
6:35 PM

Post #8812741

I have tons of them right now

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 17, 2011
6:37 PM

Post #8812742

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warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

September 17, 2011
6:38 PM

Post #8812746

My best clematis this year is integrifolia ( a shrub form, so far is the best bloom of alll the clems I have, next year has got to be better,lol. Oh by the way Kwanjin and Carolyn22, got great news for both of you. You both expressed a liking for the passion flower, Guess what, there is one that is grown in Zone 5 and south, it is: PASSIFLORA caerulea. It will die back to the ground in our zone but the roots are hardy, make sure you mulch it. Pix is below. Later, Kathy.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2011
6:41 PM

Post #8812748

Catz, have you any Monarch? I love G. Frits. but I'm missing my Monarch this year. These MWs are beckoning for Monarch to come. lol

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 17, 2011
6:47 PM

Post #8812752

I have those in 3 different places in my yard and not one monarch cat yet ;(

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 17, 2011
6:57 PM

Post #8812763

It's sure has been a slim year for those beautiful butterflies. Sweet dream, hopefully there will be a better day tomorrow. I shall return rain or shine with more pics. Thanks all for sharing your photos today.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 18, 2011
2:56 AM

Post #8813014

Trimming and cleaning for compost spreading has left us with few blooms.
These sere seeds"Mexican Morning Glories"

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 18, 2011
2:57 AM

Post #8813015

Assorted Zinnias

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 18, 2011
3:23 AM

Post #8813022

Forecast is for not too severe a winter here.Not like last year.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2011 to October 2012
Winter will be slightly milder than normal, on average, with the coldest periods in late November, mid-December, late January, and early and mid-February. Precipitation will be below normal, with near-normal snowfall. The snowiest periods will be in mid-December, mid- and late January, mid-February, and mid-March.

April and May will be cooler and drier than normal.

Summer temperatures will be below normal, on average, with below-normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in early to mid-June and early and mid-July.

September and October will be cooler and rainier than normal.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 18, 2011
4:52 AM

Post #8813090

Thanks JoAnn for sharing that forecast.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 18, 2011
5:00 AM

Post #8813100

It looks tollerable

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 18, 2011
5:05 AM

Post #8813103

Agreed, the weather has been rough the last few years.
marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 18, 2011
6:39 AM

Post #8813212

Duchess of Albany is starting her show, I also have a butterfly bush still going strong.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 18, 2011
6:48 AM

Post #8813216

The Duchess is beautiful Marie.
marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 18, 2011
7:03 AM

Post #8813232

Thanks, I am very impressed with her growth and performance after planting her this summer. I have others I bought and planted the same time, but they not doing as well as this one.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2011
7:33 AM

Post #8813269

Spiderwort! Still going.

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8813287

Love everyone's pictures -

JoAnn - I am hoping and praying the winter is easier than last year. Last year hung on forever and started earlier. It is cold now though, but should be easier to finish up in the garden.

catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 18, 2011
8:04 AM

Post #8813315

Guara looks gorgeous today after soaking up all the rain. I love this plant, beautiful and graceful.

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 18, 2011
8:06 AM

Post #8813316

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2011
11:17 AM

Post #8813484

I love guara. Mine died and I need new ones.

Still have many things blooming.

Coreopsis 'Strawberry Lemonade'

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2011
11:19 AM

Post #8813488

Coreopsis 'Dwarf Red' with Nemesia

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2011
11:22 AM

Post #8813491

Canna 'Tropicanna' with friend.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2011
11:23 AM

Post #8813494

NOID Sedum

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2011
11:25 AM

Post #8813496

And tons of these orange beauties.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2011
11:27 AM

Post #8813499

The MGs are going strong all over the yards.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2011
11:29 AM

Post #8813503

MG 'Milky Way'

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2011
11:30 AM

Post #8813505

Sweet Allysum

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2011
11:32 AM

Post #8813509

Gaillardia

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2011
11:34 AM

Post #8813511

Vines are still putting out pumpkins, 'Baby Boo'

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2011
1:20 PM

Post #8813619

Celia

are the coreopsis hardy in your zone or do you treat them like annuals? I have tried some of them, but couldn't get them to go through the winter. I am wondering if I was not trying the right varieties?
dreamjourney
San Diego, CA

September 18, 2011
1:28 PM

Post #8813632

Petunia, Mums, Lobelia

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marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 18, 2011
3:02 PM

Post #8813721

I found a Latana blooming in my front flower bed. I had those in there either last year or the year before. What a good surprise, they are not suppose to be hardy here.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 18, 2011
6:00 PM

Post #8813987

This is my first year for both of those. I'm collecting seed from them so I'll have a back-up if they don't come back. I have 'Moonbeam' as well and it's come back for me for 7 years now.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2011
1:52 AM

Post #8814354

Nice spot dreamjourney.
pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2011
6:20 AM

Post #8814571

Not much blooming now, but there are a few things . . .
Here's Lobelia cardinalis and some May Night Salvia

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pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2011
6:21 AM

Post #8814572

Knockout Rose (red doubles)

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pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2011
6:22 AM

Post #8814573

Clematis

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pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2011
6:23 AM

Post #8814575

Delphinium "Centurion Bicolor" Grown from seed. This is only its second year, and this is its 3rd flush of flowers.

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pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2011
6:23 AM

Post #8814576

Hostas

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pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2011
6:24 AM

Post #8814577

Phlox paniculata "Shortwood"

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pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2011
6:25 AM

Post #8814579

Phlox paniculata "David"

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pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2011
6:25 AM

Post #8814581

Penstemon

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pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 19, 2011
6:26 AM

Post #8814586

And finally some more lobelia. This picture is from this weekend up at our pocono house in zone 5ish. If you look closely you can see a hummingbird feeding from the white lobelia.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 19, 2011
7:02 AM

Post #8814622

Beautiful, PGT. Just as lovely as can be. Cute hummer! LOL

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2011
12:24 PM

Post #8815049

What a great shot of the lobelia with the humming bird. :)

Here are some wild asters with goldenrod.

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 20, 2011
2:25 AM

Post #8815828

Still have some Gloriosas blooming.

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 20, 2011
2:34 AM

Post #8815829

Maximilian Sunflower

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warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

September 20, 2011
4:05 PM

Post #8816662

Got tons of these blooming now all over the feild (wild) they are Ratibida columnifera. My feild flowers are blooming better than my garden this year (boo hoo, sniff sniff) I know next year has got to be better (two years of being hailed on has diminished my lavish gardens to only a few blooms, gosh the yarrow is doing great and so are the weeds.lol. Only joking about the weeds, I spent 2 days pulling by hand for a new iris bed, will begin planting in a few days. Is burry outside (52 and breezy) so I came back in to veg in front of the 'puter,lol. I'm curious, does anyone else deadhead to continue the bloom cycle til frost? Normally I have tons of bloom up to frost, the hail did mess that up a bit this year tho. Later all, happy planting or enjoying late summer flowers, Kathy.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 20, 2011
5:42 PM

Post #8816801

Nice weeds! Lol
i love Mexican hats. I'd love to plant some in my ditch. With the goldenrod, and rudbeckia. So pretty

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2011
1:57 AM

Post #8817302

I love Mexican hats too. I grew them 1 year until I realizes they arent hardy here.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 21, 2011
7:20 AM

Post #8817532

Aww well if they don't bloom the first year then i guess i won't bother with them. :(

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 21, 2011
7:39 AM

Post #8817549

I ordered plants from Bluestone. I noticed the zone requirements after they wee planted and I was worried about too many self sow plants the next year. I checked BS and they arent hardy in z6a
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 21, 2011
9:06 AM

Post #8817664

New England Asters and Goldenrod

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 21, 2011
9:07 AM

Post #8817666

a small Dahlia

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 21, 2011
9:14 AM

Post #8817682

Bessera

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pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

September 21, 2011
12:26 PM

Post #8817918

The asters with the goldenrod is just breathtaking!
marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 21, 2011
12:42 PM

Post #8817940

This is Buddleia Blue Chips.

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marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 21, 2011
12:43 PM

Post #8817941

Butterfly bush.

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marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 21, 2011
12:44 PM

Post #8817945

This a bloom on my Boomarang Lilac. It is not getting enough sun so it will get moved this fall.

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marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 21, 2011
12:47 PM

Post #8817950

Rose with Jacknami and Duchess of Albany clematis

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marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 21, 2011
12:49 PM

Post #8817953

A Lantana, that I don't where it came from. I had them planted out there I think 2 years ago.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

September 22, 2011
2:00 AM

Post #8818905

That lantana is a nice one
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2011
4:59 AM

Post #8818982

J

I am not familiar with Bessera - fill me in. Is it an annual? Perennial? What type of growth habit? I really like it.

Carolyn
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2011
12:03 PM

Post #8819538

Carolyn,
I grow Bessera in a pot overwintered dry in my basement. The plant is a bulb (corm) native to Texas and Mexico. I'd seen it in a Brent and Becky catalog and when an end of season sale still had some to purchase, bought it just to check it out. I was truely amazed, it is very worthy of growing for it's uniqueness and elegant presentation. It's a later summer bloomer that blooms over a significant length of time. I'd recommend it as 1st rate. This year it's 1st bloom occurred arounf 8-20-11 and it is still blooming. Blooms might be described as exploding jelly beans. That in itself is neat but the real surprise was in the flower's detail. Even the nodding flower's red and white inside is shadowed by the bloom's exserted purple/blue pistal.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 22, 2011
3:21 PM

Post #8819763

Those are all so gorgeous everyone. Please keep those pics. coming. A flowering maple that bloom nonstop and is hardy in my garden.

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 22, 2011
5:06 PM

Post #8819905

J - I just love it. I had never heard of it before.

Kim - the flowering maple is a beaut too!

catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2011
5:44 PM

Post #8819949

Jmorth that is a gorgeous flower! I've not heard of them either. Going to look that one up.
frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2011
5:02 AM

Post #8823004

Lespedeza 'Gibralter' and hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva'. Very long bloom time for both.

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2011
5:04 AM

Post #8823006

Group of sedums - Abbeydore, Sunkissted, Xenox, and ?? Love sedums.

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2011
5:06 AM

Post #8823008

My favorite sedum 'Class Act'. My camera doesn't capture the true color - a deep wine. These flower heads last for weeks.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 25, 2011
5:23 AM

Post #8823022

Well done, frahnzone5. Welcome to our thread and thank you for sharing those lovely blooms. The sedum is indeed very attractive.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2011
7:42 PM

Post #8824048

Those are lovely!!! Mine are just beginning to open. No id. But I'll have a picture up soon.
marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2011
6:32 AM

Post #8824520

I love that red Sedum, Class Act. Seeing all these flowers always gives me ideas. I love seeing them all.
Thank You

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2011
7:30 AM

Post #8824585

Thanks Marie. Have you gotten your first frost there yet? Temp. is getting cooler down here at night.

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marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2011
8:23 AM

Post #8824701

No we have not. It has been warm and wet up here. 75 is now feeling like a heat wave. I am taking off the middle of Oct to get some fall yard work done. So far no leaves falling either.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 26, 2011
9:39 AM

Post #8824818

Some of the leaves have fallen down here, though it's due to dried hot summer weather. Mexican hydrangeas continue to bloom, and it's a source for nectars for the butterflies and hummingbirds in my garden.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2011
9:49 AM

Post #8824834

I think my hummers are gone. I haven't heard them for the last couple of days.
marie_kap
Williamstown, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 26, 2011
7:53 PM

Post #8825855

I have never heard of Mexican Hydrangea's. Are they only hardy to the south?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2011
8:06 PM

Post #8825866

Mexican Hydrangea is really Clerodendrum bungei. I think they might be hardy in your zone.
maithyme
Andover, MN
(Zone 3b)

September 26, 2011
9:15 PM

Post #8825956

Late to the party but love looking at your photos. Even ID'ed a plant I got in trade that was a mystery.

Hot humid summer was good for dahlias.

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maithyme
Andover, MN
(Zone 3b)

September 26, 2011
9:19 PM

Post #8825965

...and another

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maithyme
Andover, MN
(Zone 3b)

September 26, 2011
9:21 PM

Post #8825969

Last one, maybe my favorite.

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maithyme
Andover, MN
(Zone 3b)

September 26, 2011
9:33 PM

Post #8825981

But the real surprise was my new vanilla strawberry hydrangia. I found it at a nursery up north for half the cost because it was in a gallon vs. two gallon pot. The Hot humid summer was good for "her" too - now about 3' tall and a bloom!

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 27, 2011
5:18 AM

Post #8826246

maithyme, welcome to the party, even though late. Everyone brings nice thing to the table -- so to speak. I'm glad you're here. Those dahlias are fabulous, and the vanilla Strawberry hydrangea is lovely. Ditto to kwanjin on the Clero. bungie. Easy does it with C. bungie, they spread like wildfire where there is moisture in the soil. Also, as pretty as it's. There are two sides to the story. At one hand, their blossoms are very pleasantly fragrant. On the other hand, the leaves and stems exudes an unpleasant odor when bruise. I guess that's nature way of self-protection. Look but don't touch. lol

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

September 27, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8826593

Maithyme, those are wonderful!
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

September 27, 2011
3:02 PM

Post #8826930

Beautiful... keep 'em coming!

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2011
6:44 AM

Post #8827620

Love all the dahlias! i need to try again with them. All mine rotted. Next spring I'm going to try them in containers since we tend to have cold wet springs. I successfully killed otto's thrill and Thomas Edison... Electric chair for me. Lol

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 28, 2011
7:40 AM

Post #8827694

OH81, I too adore those dahlias, but like you I haven't had success with them in the past. However, other neighboring gardeners seem to have better lucks with them. So that gives me hope for another attempt some time in the near future. lol

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 28, 2011
7:44 AM

Post #8827697

Not a bloom, but I so enjoy this vine that birds have planted in the garden. Please ignore the discoloration of the red bud's leaves in the area. Autumn is almost here. :)

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2011
4:19 PM

Post #8828355

Wow! Weird vine! Those berries look like gum balls! Lol
neat. Wonder what it is?

Here are some Jack in the pulpit berries all nice and ripe. :) fall is here!!!

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2011
4:22 PM

Post #8828359

Finally got a picture of a monarch on the asters! Not a great one, but it was fun to watch. :)

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 28, 2011
5:04 PM

Post #8828413

It's a Porcelain vine, mine happen to be variegated. Here it's on pf: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/58738/

It's nice to have some Monarch in the garden, OH.
maithyme
Andover, MN
(Zone 3b)

September 28, 2011
7:31 PM

Post #8828593

Thank you for the dahlia comments, the unusual weather made them flourish. We picked 5 monarch pillars at the same time from Joe Pye this summer. Grandaughters took them home and watched them until they hatched and flew away. I've never seen that so they gave me a monarch in a cocoon on Sunday that was soon to hatch. It hatched today and they "hang" around (literally) to dry wings for 3 or so hours. I got some great shots before it flew away. I am thankful for good photos after losing the whole summer's worth when taking computer in for a virus. No backup, so always protect pics - irraplaceable loss. Glad to have some printed photos of mine that can be scanned back to computer.

The flower in pic is Double Delight rose, another favorite.

Pretty vine lily. I got amaranth this year that I didn't plant. Gifts.

Vonnie

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2011
2:32 AM

Post #8828779

What a beautiful butterfly shot!

Here are some berries on my porcelain vine from last weekend.
I love the color. Mine is also the variegated version.
I have been on the lookout for it to be invasive, because it has that reputation.
But mine has been well behaved. I think it's in too much shade which keeps it's growth in check.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 29, 2011
6:34 AM

Post #8828961

Vonnie, very nice. Robin, even though mine was planted by wildlife. I also knew it came from my neighbor's yard. But like you, I haven't seen many other stray seedlings. I wished I had more. lol I gathered that the seeds have to be dispersed by birds after they've been stratified by their digestive system before they will germinate? Just a thought. Nice shot of the 'twin berries'.
maithyme
Andover, MN
(Zone 3b)

September 29, 2011
9:19 AM

Post #8829177

Robin the color of those berries are unbelievable! It always satisfies some part of my senses when I see something like that- love to bottle it for future. Very nice.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8829815

I really love these. Can't believe some of the photos here on dg of the places just taken over by this. :( can't bring myself to plant one but i love all these pictures.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 29, 2011
6:04 PM

Post #8829824

Do you mean they, these porcelain vines can be that rambunctious in places? Such as where? I'm curious.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2011
6:11 PM

Post #8829836

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/167474/
Yeah, sorry. I saw this pic in your link to the plantfiles. If you check the discussion on the photosthere is a link to the national parks services that talks about it. :(

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 29, 2011
6:16 PM

Post #8829846

Oh me, oh my!!!! Whoa! Never dream that it could be like Kudzu, thanks OH81.

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2011
6:34 PM

Post #8829871

I think it depends on the conditions how aggressive it will be. But seeing as yours was a critter transplant just think about that exponentially.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 29, 2011
6:43 PM

Post #8829883

That is it! I've had this very same vine for several years. No other problem so far. But if the condition is conducive, exponential multiplication = Kudzu. lol

OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2011
6:47 PM

Post #8829888

Lol sad but true. I'm sorry. Please don't kill the messenger!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 29, 2011
6:54 PM

Post #8829900

LOL, the messenger is good with me, by me and for me. lol. Here is my vine at the end of the growing season.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2011
7:10 PM

Post #8829925

How long have you had it?

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 29, 2011
7:21 PM

Post #8829940

It's at least 4-5 year-old. Maybe even older? I first noticed when I adopted this fella from my neighbors, whose garden where I discovered the vines and their colorful berries.

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Weerobin
Saint Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2011
3:06 AM

Post #8830139

I've had my porcelain vine for 10yrs or longer, still a small well-manored plant.
But again, mine is in a very shady location.
Also the variegated version ('elegans') is less aggressive.
I like the variation of colors as the fruits mature.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 30, 2011
4:45 PM

Post #8830924

Well i have a variegated honeysuckle that I'm keeping despite the warnings of how wild honeysuckle can get. Lol i just hope it never becomes a problem because i love it! I'm a sucker for anything variegated :)

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 30, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8830936

OH81, it all depends on the 'just right' condition the plant is used to in order to proliferate. For instant lots of thugs from the hot, humid SE will not survive the hot dried desert of the SW, and via versa. Even those wild honeysuckles aren't invasive out west for lack of moisture, thus quickly be irradicated. So location, location, location.

Salvia, a late blooming variety. Pineapple sage.

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 30, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8830988

The less commonly seen 'flower' of elephant ears.

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catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 30, 2011
6:14 PM

Post #8831014

Monarchs!!!

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 30, 2011
6:39 PM

Post #8831042

Awww,I'm jeoulous of your Monarch cat. catzgalore. :)

catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 30, 2011
6:46 PM

Post #8831050

Don't be jealous Lily ;) I was beginning to think I'd missed out on them this year. I found them all yesterday though. Whew!

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

September 30, 2011
6:50 PM

Post #8831054

The last monarch that I've seen was back on the 21st of the month. And this is my first year without any caterpillars. And, on top of that it appears that Fall will arrive earlier this year. ~sniff sniff.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

October 1, 2011
8:59 AM

Post #8831622

I keep thinking it is early this year as well. I went back into my journals from the previous years and last year we shut down our pond earlier than normal and started it up later than normal, which tells me that the entire Fall/Winter was about 3-4 weeks longer last year. I really don't want a repeat either - we had our share of snow... I have never been a 'winter' person - as a child, I was always the first kid to go back inside.

The geese have been gathering and I see them fllying overhead from one river to the next. I am always sorry to see them go, but so very excited to see them come back. Usually in the Spring, I hear the robins before I see them. Haven't seen a robin in a number of weeks... :(

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 1, 2011
5:16 PM

Post #8832099

I can relate with your feeling, Carolyn. I've never been an avid winter person either myself. Our temp. dips down to the mid-40'ish at night for the weekend. I don't like to think that Fall is going to arrive early, thus winter is fast approaching. But it may, just may be a repeat long Fall/winter this year? The Geese will be arriving to our area lake soon. I love them, but there are a growing number of people that don't love those birds, such as those that play golf. Patueeye! I don't like that. My hummingbirds left us today, I think I haven't seen them all day long. But, as the sky was clear, and sunny. I got a visitor. I was so glad I still have blooming plants in the garden for HER. :-)

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2011
7:26 PM

Post #8832219

Hmmmm... Ok, i totally thought those fuzzy black caterpillar with the brown middle bands were monarchs... I just looked woolly bears up online and they make tiger moths. I have no idea about them. I am freaked out by caterpillars but love butterflies if that makes any sense at all. Lol while i was googling woolly bears i did find a picture of a huge red and black fuzzy one i saw in the yard under the pear tree the other day, it will be a giant leopard moth! Very pretty.

i think you are completely right about location lily- so many plants invasive anywhere else are annual up here. Funny. Things people in Hawaii might consider a common weed would be an exotic houseplant here! Lol

here is my weird caterpillar.

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OutlawHeart81

OutlawHeart81
Syracuse, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2011
7:28 PM

Post #8832224

Here's what he'll be someday! Hope i get to see it.

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Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

October 2, 2011
7:21 AM

Post #8832606

Kim

I have not seen a hummer in a while either. Time to think about bringing in my feeders and getting them cleaned up, however, Ithought I had read somewhere quite some time ago, not to take them down until mid November. I will still take mine down - they are a mess. Have seen some straggling monarchs as well. Years ago, one of the most beatiful things I had seen was an old corn field that had not been planted out that summer, was full of monarch butterflies. Apparently they were all gathering there to start their journey. I will never forget it -

Outlaw - I love that little spotted guy. I don't think I have ever seen one of those before, have you?


This little guy was taken back in early August...

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Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 2, 2011
8:40 AM

Post #8832688

OH81, I've seen the same moth's caterpillar down South too, but not so lucky to witness the beautiful spotted fella like Carolyn has mention myself. :-) for the reason that the majority of moths are more active at night -- and I seldom outdoor late. But when I do, I caught eyes on beautiful moths such as the Polyphemus moth -- a BIG beautiful moth in the garden, and that was a treat! Carolyn, hummers are gone here too. I will try to maintain at least one nectar feeder out there for 'late arrivals' AEB by report from neighboring states (such as yours) that they're still working their way South.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

October 2, 2011
8:51 AM

Post #8832704

Kim

do you know where the hummers go to overwinter? Something I have been wondering about.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 2, 2011
8:58 AM

Post #8832713

Do I? Nope, lol I read that they winter in Mexico. Yes that far! Carolyn. Please come and join us birders/ enthusiasts on the birding forum. I've learned so much from the active forums there.

Lily_love

Lily_love
Central, AL
(Zone 7b)

October 2, 2011
9:01 AM

Post #8832716

This thread is getting very long for dial-up. Unless dial up is a thing of the past anymore? Please come and join us here http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1223397/
maithyme
Andover, MN
(Zone 3b)

October 4, 2011
5:23 AM

Post #8835372

Hi ladies, did you see monarch article in Dave's newsletter this week. Guess they do go to Mexico. I got my grandaughters 'pillar cage and watched themonarch transformation process firsthand - it was totally awesome. The cocoon is a beautiful lime color with a golden ring at the top. Once the monarch hatched it took 3-4 hours for the wings to dry (they do this upside down). Then a while to get "sea legs". My monarch was crawling up my sleeve and onto my head before "she" finally took off at dusk. I worried about the timing - dark.

I posted a story and picture before on Sept 28 of the one that hatched but now look...these monarchs (now cocoons) will probably not hatch before it's too cold in MN to survive outside. Is it against some postal law to send them somewhere warm before they hatch? The picture is hard to see inside the cage, but they are in upper left hand corner. Thought it was neat they cocoonned so close together. Maybe siblings for were same size.

Vonnie

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