Saturday, October 15, 2011

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day 10.15.2011

Autumn purple ash, just about at its peak of color
 Although foliage color is what I associate with the month of October, as you can see here, there are a surprising number of colorful flowers to be found too!
Zagreb coreopsis
whirling butterflies
plumbago
Autumn Joy sedum
Frosty Morn sedum
Maximillian sunflower
hummingbird flower
poppy mallow
All of these plus a few asters, phlox, centranthus, rudbekia, and Russian sage all add up to a rich bounty of blooms.

Please visit Carol, at May Dreams Gardens, to see what's happening in her garden and those of other garden bloggers from around the world.



17 comments:

Les said...

I've been trolling the Bloom Day offerings this morning, and I would conclude that everyone has a surprising number of flowers still blooming. In my case it is because of cool temps and great summer rains, in other's it's due to a late summer. Happy GBBD!

Commonweeder said...

What beautiful photographs of a beautul garden. Happy GBBD!

Nell Jean said...

Many great views in your fall garden.

Desert Dweller said...

I'll say that is nice flowering! The poppy mallow is one of my favorites, and nice progression of foliage up there, as well.

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Les, I fall into the late summer category. We had temps in the 80s through September, and our night time lows are still in the 40s - crazy! But it sure makes for a long blooming season. Yea!

Thank you, Commonweeder. It's always a bit tricky to take photos this time of year; somehow the camera lens just can't quite capture the beautiful autumn light!

Thanks for visiting, Nell Jean. Happy GBBD!

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

DD/David - poppy mallow is an incredible all season bloomer. Its rambling nature makes it a great groundcover for hot, dry areas in the garden.

noel said...

aloha,

i love that first photo, it truly feels like autumn in your area.

thanks for sharing.

teresa said...

Love the pictures. amazing how many flowers are a part of autumn too.

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Thanks,Noel - isn't the light spectacular this time of year?

Teresa, I'm lucky to live in an area that almost always has spectacular fall weather, and the flowers often linger.

James said...

Although it's not a bloom shot, the first photo of the ash and the grasses beyond really says "October" to me and makes a nice setting for the rest of the images...flowers in an autumn landscape. Happy bloomday!

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Thanks, James - glad my "plan" worked!!

HolleyGarden said...

You really do have a lot of blooms, and they are all beautiful. I don't think I could pick a favorite. The color in the first picture is amazing! The grasses are lit up beautifully. Happy GBBD!

Carolyn @ Carolyn's Shade Gardens said...

Lovely flowers (and the tree). Happy GBBD.

Landscape Design By Lee said...

The first photo of your autumn garden is just breathtaking and your gardens are looking beautiful for October! Happy GBBD to you!

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Thank you Holley, Carolyn, and Lee. Glad my garden images brightened your GBBD!

scottweberpdx said...

Absolutely beautiful...the color of the Poppy Mallow is so vibrant!

Jocelyn H. Chilvers said...

Yes, Scott, that poppy is an amazing color - almost fluorescent! Thanks for stopping by.