October 27, 2021

Wordless Wednesday:
Frost-Free Until Next Week...

sensation mix
Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sensation Mix'

wizard mix
Coleus scutellarioides 'Wizard Mix'

ozawa
Allium thunbergii 'Ozawa'

fiesta
Impatiens walleriana 'Fiesta Burgundy'

blue mistflower
Conoclinium coelestinum

mum hybrid
Chrysanthemum morifolium (unknown hybrid)

state fair mix
Zinnia elegans 'State Fair Mix'

calamint
Calamintha nepeta

accent burgundy
Impatiens walleriana 'Accent Burgundy'

potted plants
Potted mix of blooms and foliage

marinka
Fuchsia hybrida 'Marinka'

tropical
Asclepias curassavica

rocket mix
Antirrhinum majus 'Rocket Mix'

zowie
Zinnia elegans 'Zowie! Yellow Flame'

gartenmeister
Fuchsia triphylla 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt'

zinfandel
Oxalis vulcanicola 'Zinfandel'

goldfinger
Tithonia rotundifolia 'Goldfinger'

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, thank you.
    Are you trying to winter over any of your plants this season?

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    1. Thanks. :) Yes, I am planning to bring some in...only a couple of the ones shown here, but several other potted plants that are on the back porch now, transitioning.

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  2. Good to see that you're enjoying your reprieve! My Cosmos are in the green bin but that's due to mildew, not frost. The latter is a foreign concept here.

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    1. I will miss the Cosmos and the Zinnias for sure. I can't imagine living in a place without frosts or freezes. A slightly warmer clime than mine would be nice, though. And definitely winter vacations in warm places are the best!

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  3. Impressive number of plants for this late! Lovely, too.

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    1. Yes, it's been nice to have blooms through October. :)

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  4. You still have lots of color for this time of year.

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    1. It's been great. Sadly, they'll be gone after lows in the 20s all this next week. Oh well, on to late autumn and winter...

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  5. A lot more happening in your garden than in mine. It has been so green and warm that I haven't really begun to prep the garden for winter. Looks like I will be doing it in the cold.

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    1. It's been nice to have blooms this late. I clipped all the rest of the Zinnias and some other flowers this afternoon, since we'll have lows in the 20s all this next week. So many trees are still green, as you say, but this next cold snap will change things fast.

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  6. Hi Beth, I was really glad to see your post on my reading list ... I knew there would be great colors, badly needed here! My fave is the Asclepias.

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    1. Yes, lots of color still, but our week ahead will be cold. I'll be sad to see it all go. The tropical milkweed is colorful; of course it's an annual here, and I usually grow it in a pot. :)

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  7. Beth - You are a great photographer as well as gardener. Those are beautiful flowers, and STILL blooming! I have a few zinnias still blooming but the big delight is all the pink Sheffield daisies!

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    1. Gosh, thank you Pat. Yes, your daisies are lovely! I'll be sad to see everything die or go dormant, which will happen this next week with very cold temps. :(

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  8. Beautiful photos!
    It is wonderful to have blooms this late in the year!

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    1. Thank you, Lea. Yes, it has been great to have plentiful flowers all the way through October! I'm not ready for winter. :(

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  9. Lots of beautiful blooms for October. It will be sad to see them go. P.x

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    1. Pam: Yes, it will be sad, and it will happen this week. I'm trying to focus on positive things about November, December, and January. February is a lost cause. ;-) But then, spring happens. :)

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  10. Beth, your photos are beautiful. How wonderful to enjoy these treasures a bit longer.

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    1. Thank you, Susie. Yes, it has been a longer than "normal" growing season this year. We had a hot, dry summer, too, so it almost seems like I'm in a slightly warmer garden zone (I won't say that too loudly because I don't want to revert in the other direction). ;-)

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  11. You still had quite a lot of blooms for this time of the year. I'm glad frost arrived late. Maybe spring will be early! We can hope at least.

    Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

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    1. Yes, we are cold now, but closer to "normal." I hope the winter won't be too cold and brutal...

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