1 Nov 2009

LAST BLOOMS 2009

Posted by JW

STILL BLOOMING

As October departs and November arrives we still have some plants blooming.   Been snowed on, nipped by frost and cold wet weather.  Yesterday it was 70°,  today is sunny and warm.   In spite of all that these plants are still blooming.

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THIS LILY JUST WONT GIVE UP

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SWEET PEA

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MONTAUK DAISY

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ROXANNE GERANIUM

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RUDBECKIA VIETTES LITTLE SUZY

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YELLOW BUTTERFLY BUSH

We certainly can call them all hardy to these conditions. Everything else is going into winter mode.  I would have to say that the use of Compost and Mulching has greatly helped our gardens.

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10 Responses to “LAST BLOOMS 2009”

  1. The lily really surprises me. You have some choice plants- I keep losing butterfly bushes to winter or dryness- not sure what goes on there, but yours is lovely.

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    jwlw Reply:

    Good Morning Ilona, The lily was planted during the summer and is trying to do it’s normal thing. Several others planted same time but have not bloomed yet. The yellow butterfly bush was planted last summer, it bloomed last year and this year is double in size and a very prolific bloomer. Have not had good luck establishing butterfly bushes either. I have propagated several from a purple one we have, most did not make it first winter. Lots of other failures. We now have two coming along going into second winter. Will have to wait and see what happens next spring.

    Enjoy your day, John

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    Ilona

  2. love the pics. still hot here.hate it!! do not know how long i will stay here. have the need to roam.guess i really do not know where i belong. take care. love,sandie

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    sandie

  3. I have a lot of things still stubbornly blooming but that lily definitely takes the prize. Holy cow! What kind of lily is that anyway? It looks like an oriental to me. Of course I have all of five minutes of gardening experience so what do I know? If it is an oriental did you stagger the planting or is this just in the ground all year? Mine only just now gave up the greens but the blooms have been long gone.
    Oops, just saw that you planted the lily in summer. Still, I did one also in summer. Gone.
    The yellow butterfly bush is quite lovely. I don’t think I have actually seen one here. But then again maybe I haven’t really looked. I was kind of on a blue tangent for awhile. LOL
    Happy Gardening!

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    jwlw Reply:

    Good evening LeSan: Have all of five minutes of gardening experience ! Took you longer than that to build those gardens of rock. So maybe you have 15 minutes experience. Don’t really know about the lily, Liza may remember but I think we got them during the summer and they where sprouting in the bags so got planted. There was a few more, some did blossom all where small plants. So will have to have patience and wait to see what comes up next year.

    Enjoy your evening,
    John

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    LeSan

  4. Have never figured out why the last blooms of the season
    always seem the prettiest and brightest ones!! Maybe
    because we know winter is in the near future. Glad you
    had a very successful blooming season…can’t wait to see
    what next year will bring!

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    jwlw Reply:

    Joyce and Terry: Good to here from you. Are you in Florida yet? Our First trip of the year coming up soon and another one booked for a longer stay in January plus any others we can fit in. Come for a visit more often, you are always welcome.
    Have a great evening,
    John and Liza

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    Joyce

  5. I love the last flowers of the season. It just seems they put everything into the last flower.
    And great photos of these. Enjoyed

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    jwlw Reply:

    HI Joyce: Sometimes the last blooms are the best. Too bad there’s not more of them.

    Have a great evening,
    John

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    Joyce

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