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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

I am astounded by the blooms in my garden this month. After the hottest and driest summer in history, all it took was about 3” of rain last week and some cool weather for most of my plants to make a rebound.

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Podranea ricasoliana, Pink Trumpet Vine
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Hardy Blue Aster
A trade from my native plant gardener/neighbor. Thanks Noreen!
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Zinnia 'Profusion Doublefire'
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Blackfoot Daisy (Another one from Noreen!) and Salvia coccinea
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Turnera alternifolia
Reseeds every year!
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Gomphrena
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Gregg's Mistflower
The butterflies love this one!
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Cassia Alata
Another reseeder. This year I transplanted the
seedlings to several different beds.
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I need to locate the tag from this one. I picked it up at Buchanan’s in the spring.
Anyone know what it is?

Other plants in bloom this month are: Diamond Frost euphorbia, purple porterweed, pentas, duranta, lipstick salvia, Calliandra emarginata, chenille plant, batface cuphea, shrimp plant, black & blue salvia, bottlebrush tree, fall obedient plant, gaura, mexican bush sage, yellow cestrum, knockout roses, salvia vanhoutii, vinca, Orthosiphon laevigatum (Pink Surprise bush), butterfly weed, plumbago, Pavonia peruviana, Pavonia lasiopetala (Texas Rock Rose), Hamelia patens (Hummingbird bush), Convolvulus ‘Blue Daze’, Melochia tomentosa (Pyramid Bush).

Check out May Dreams Gardens for more Garden Bloggers Bloom Days.

6 comments:

  1. I see that we do have a number of plants in common and, like you, I am amazed at the flush of blooms here in October. It's been a wonderful gift after a truly awful summer.

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  2. By the way, (I just noticed your blogroll) Backyard Birder has moved. It is now at http://backyardbirdinginsoutheasttexas.blogspot.com/ I hope you'll visit me there!

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  3. Lovely post...I really love the Mistflower...must find some next year...I'm seeing it on everyone's blog this month and am green with envy!

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  4. Isn't it amazing what a little rain will do? You have some happy blooms!

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  5. Great flowers! Yes, it is so nice to see how quickly the garden recovers after a heavy rain. I love that first flower a lot. So cool!
    Happy GBBD.
    David/ :-)

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  6. Unidentified plant is an orange ruttya

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