Fall Blooms in the UMW

Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

Time to start a new thread from Summer Blooms http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/885751/#new

Here we go . . .

What's left of one of our native onions, Allium stellatum

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Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

Impatiens balfourii and Impatiens glandulosa alba

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Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

Impatiens glandulosa can get to be a big plant in the right place. Here, flower and stem are equal distance from the camera.

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Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

Corydalis ochroleuca has been blooming since May 19.

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Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

Hosta clausa 'Lady Finger'. The flowers never open (clausa). Other plants in pic are Hakonechloe macra 'All Gold' and a Haquetia epipactus leaf.

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Watertown, WI(Zone 5a)

Love the shots, Leftwood. And thanks for starting a new thread!

I had to leave my garden behind (divorce, as I posted in another thread), but I plan to move a few plants. I just noticed that the toad lilies I planted this summer are blooming. They're so delicate and pretty! I'll have to get a snapshot, and then steal them away to my new house.

I noticed the aster I planted this summer putting out little blooms, but it looks pitiful. I have no luck with asters or mums.

Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

Never thought of toadlilies as being delicate. Intricate, yes, but the flowers always seemed rather sturdy to me.

I have never been married, so I can sympathize but not empathize. You do the best you can, and later I think you'll find certain things you thought were important then, aren't so important. --- A truism that hold for many aspects of life. I wish you wisdom.

Waukesha, WI(Zone 5a)

KayleRed heart goes put to you. Been there done that.

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Cherie

Madison, WI

Leftwood, that is very interesting hosta. I never seen anything like this :)
I had to move my Hakonechloe as it was not getting enough light with the oak streatching out a little more each year. I am losing sun in my herb corner :(

Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

Hosta clausa 'Lady Finger' size is between medium and miniature.

Hosta clausa var. clausa (another that does not open its flowers) is a medium hosta. Flowers pictured below. The coloring is actually more irridescent than it shows, and a very attractive feature. However foliage looks similar to lancifolia. clausa var. clausa is VERY stoloniferous, sending out stolons 1-4 ft. Great for a ground cover area, but not for a flower garden. There is a H. clausa var. normalis whose flowers do open. I haven't seen that myself yet.

Lady Finger does not stolon at all.

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Madison, WI

I love that shade of almost steal blue. Thank you for the educational note too. I garden predominantly in the shade and any color is very welcome there :) Right now I am trying to increase the variation of the folliage color there as not many things can take the kind of shade I have. I'll take some pictures tomorrow of my most successful spots :)

Chicago, IL(Zone 5b)

Here is my Autumn Joy, just transplanted this spring from my MIL's garden. I'm very pleased with how well it is doing.

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Chicago, IL(Zone 5b)

These hitched a ride in with some lily of the valley from my MIL this spring. Looks like black-eyed susan? I'll move it to a sunnier spot next spring.

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Chicago, IL(Zone 5b)

Hardy mums potted near my front porch . . .

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Chicago, IL(Zone 5b)

. . . and in the ground in a new little bed I made this summer. I'm hoping they'll come back!

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Watertown, WI(Zone 5a)

Love the mums, jcoakley! I've given up on anything but potted mums for one season. I can't seem to do anything but kill them. Yours look great, though.

I transplanted my toad lilies to my new house today. I just love these exotic-looking plants. I got them from a perennial gardener who sells divisions at the local farm market.

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Watertown, WI(Zone 5a)

Here's a more close-up shot. A little blurry, but it was breezy.

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Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

Kayly -- those are gorgeous.... so glad you were able to keep them and add them to your new garden.

Watertown, WI(Zone 5a)

Leftwood -- What sort of conditions do you grow your corydalis in? I have a couple spots I'm considering it for. Ideally, I'd like to put it in my dry shade area (and it's pretty deep shade, beneath a maple). Otherwise, I have another shade area that gets quite a bit more moisture, and I could use it there, too. I really love the foliage and the long bloom time.

Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

My C. ochroleuca grow in part shade, fairly moist soil. So I would think deep shade and dry soil or deep shade and moist soil should do fine. I would expect it to bloom less there, however, probably off and on throughout the season.

FYI, all species of corydalis are not cultured the same. The most common, C sempervirens, does take the same conditions as C. ochroleuca, and often seeds around to the point of invasiveness. Pretty much all the blue-purple forms you will find in the trade will fall into this category of culture (but not invasive). But there are many corydalis that grow corms, and live in drier, often hotter conditions and may go dormant as the season progresses. Most of these are not easily available in the nursery trade, but the one you might see is C. solida. In the wild it does grow in the aforementioned conditions, but adapts very well to our regular garden conditions. My C. solida plants emerge very early with the early crocus species, begin bloom within a week of emergence, flower for 2-3 weeks, and go dormant 2 weeks after. The corms look like round white marbles.

Madison, WI

KaylyRed, I may be wrong but it looks like your toad lily has flower mottling similar to that
described in this article about an unknown toad lily virus.
http://www.perennialnursery.com/tricyrtisvirus.html
I may be wrong but I'd check it and keep other toads away from it for a while.


Madison, WI

Here's my unknown flower from seeds that I did not mark and planted way late :(

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Madison, WI

That is something I am amazed at - blooming black mondo grass :)

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Menasha, WI(Zone 5a)

Cool little flower on that Enya.

Aster "bluebird'

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Madison, WI

Here's a pure white toad that I grew from seed. It's in it's second year and bloomed second time. First year I had a seedling 2 in hight with one flower!

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Menasha, WI(Zone 5a)

I still have all my dahlias of course - here is the largest with my daughter

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Menasha, WI(Zone 5a)

Cool Enya - I got some in a trade that all pretty much died - still have my one here.

Autumn Joy sedum

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Menasha, WI(Zone 5a)

Aster 'Alert'

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Menasha, WI(Zone 5a)

One of the queen's of my fall blooms - Alma Potschke

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Madison, WI

Here's the second and the last butterfly for the season we'll grow :( We were hoping for more.

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Menasha, WI(Zone 5a)

One of my largest perennials - aster 'Harrington's Pink'

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Madison, WI

Al, your fall colors are terrific and pictures are great. I and Victor are your photo fans :)

Menasha, WI(Zone 5a)

Thank you Enya - I appreciate it.

We mainly had monarchs here this year - not much for hatching here though.

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Leesburg, FL(Zone 9b)

>>Here's my unknown flower from seeds that I did not mark and planted way late :(

Enya -- looks like Hummingbird Sage / Scarlet Sage
Mine are in full bloom right now.
and this is my first year with them... but for the color - they are now a must have.

Watertown, WI(Zone 5a)

Gorgeous shots, Enya and Al.

How do you guys get such glorious asters? They hate me. I've never had one that didn't shrivel up and give up the ghost. The one planted in my old garden looks pathetic right now, although it bravely sent out a couple of flowers. It looks nothing like Al's monstrous and blooming plants.

Madison, WI

KaylyRed, I am with you ;)
I see asters blooming everywhere right now and it seems that not all of them are getting
much attention, but I don't get more than a few flowers on a meager floppy plants. Maybe there's something in the soil they don't like.

Menasha, WI(Zone 5a)

I dunno - I don't baby them - they are in average soil. I even have a few volunteers from them this year.

Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

Yes, nice pics.

And um, enya, nice dahlia head (giggle).

Watertown, WI(Zone 5a)

Enya - My mom, who's a very novice gardener and wouldn't know a dahlia from a daylily, dragged me out to her garden last Sunday when the kids and I were over for dinner. She pointed out this enormous sprawling plant that must've been a good 3 1/2 feet wide and a couple feet tall...a massive clump covered in pink blooms so you could barely see the foliage. Now, my mom barely takes care of her garden. She never waters, never amends the soil, never fertilizes--ever! She showed me this huge gorgeous plant and said, "Honey, what is this? I don't remember planting it."

I shook my head sadly and said, "It's an aster, mom." :P

Bensenville, IL(Zone 5a)

Chrysanthemum 'Mary Stoker' has been blooming for two weeks now. Love the color.

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