Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - October 2021

 Oh, if only GBBD had been a few days earlier, I'd have had a lot more to share!  Alas, we had our first frost this past week, down to 27 degrees.  

There are still lots of blooms, but they are mostly small, nothing stunning left! 

calendulas (this late in the year I finally let them go to seed), CA poppies (second round), black-eyed Susans, alyssum

knautia, Platinum Blonde lavender, more black-eyed Susans, Persian catmint (blooming all over)

Tuscan Blue rosemary, statice, died back but still pretty Blue Jeans Baby Russian sage, Rose Marvel salvia

the last marigold, Moonshine yarrow, garlic chives, false sunflower

Summer Berries yarrow, Angel Shasta daisy (one of the last few), candytuft, sweet peas (which took their sweet time, not blooming until now after planting in early spring!)

Snappy Sunset blanketflower, gaura, more blanketflower, Red Riding Hood penstemon

The frost only harmed the blanketflowers that were already open, the plants and  new flowers are fine.  Quite a few of these blooms are either second or third showings (after cutting them back) or a new generation from seed.  Gone are the zinnias, most of the marigolds, the Mexican red sunflowers, cosmos, morning glories, four o'clocks, not to mention the vegetables and their late flowers, the squash and tomatoes. 
Happy Gardening!

 

Comments

  1. The silver lining in the cloud? You still have a lot to show us. What a gardening year you've had - terrible heat, smoke, and now, a frost where so much of the country hasn't had one yet. Respect to you. Your offerings are still so pretty.

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    1. I can't believe how warm you've had it! I don't hope for you to have a bad winter, but I don't want one either, but the cold's starting so soon.

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  2. The frost may have damaged some things but you've still got a lot of beauty there. I especially like the Russian sage, the yellow yarrow, and that penstemon. Happy Bloom Day.

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    1. The penstemon comes back over and over if I keep the old flower stems cut off.

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  3. It looks like you've still got some blooms. At least for now. I guess winter is coming after all.

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    1. Next month will be the real test of flower endurance.

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  4. Beautiful blooms, loved the beautiful floral collages.

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    1. Thank you. There was nothing that stood out enough to warrant giving it its own photo!

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  5. What a lovely collection of plants and blooms. We have yet to have frost here...maybe it will come the first week in November.

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