Thursday, October 16, 2014

Garden Bloggers Bloom and Foliage Day - October 2014

It has come to that time of year when you look around my garden and it looks rusty. Most everything is finished blooming and what blooms are still evident are either shriveled or rusted. Such as the collection of hydrangeas. 




This Nikko Blue has put up one last small bloom. It is most appreciated even though it is only about as big as a tennis ball. That bright blue shines from across the garden.
This Nikko Blue, well as you can see, it decided that at this time of year it perfered to be Pink. I can't argue with it at this time. It deserves to be as it wishes since all season there rest of the blossoms were blue.
Yes, the regular fall blooms are still at it such as the mums, asters, and toad lilies. I have written about them just lately so I won't take you there.
The Filipendula 'Kakome' has been a little trouper this fall. I didn't realize it was a fall bloomer but it has been blooming it's head off. I want to track down some more of these little darlings and plant them. 
The few annuals, Wax begonias,  I have are quite happy with all the rain and cool weather. They show no signs of slowing down.  
The autumn fern is taking on the colors of fall. 
The Coral Bark Japanese Maple is turning to that limey green I like to see.
This varigated hydrangea, that I can't think of the name now, is looking quite nice in the gloom of wet weather as is the varigated ivy with a smattering of colorful red foliage from the  Virginia Creeper. 
For more blooms go to Carol's May Dreams Garden and for the foliage round up head over to Pam's at Digging.

21 comments:

  1. I like the way hydrangeas fade and change color in the fall. Someone else once called it "aging gracefully," and I think that's such an appropriate description. Love your ivy-colored tree! I'm hoping for a sunny weekend finally to get some bulbs planted.

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  2. Love the ivy on the tree trunk with the red Virginia Creeper leaves! Beautiful!!!

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  3. Those hydrangeas alone would keep me going all winter. Love those dried blooms in the garden!

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  4. Hi Lisa, my garden is looking a little rusty too. It will be even more so in November. I'm not familiar with that one plant you mentioned, Filipendula 'Kakome.' Interesting. I need to take a look. Happy Bloom and Foliage Days.~~Dee

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  5. Dear Lisa - the pictures are so nice to see. I have never been successful with growing hydrangeas...would love to be able to grow a blue or pink one. May just have to give it another try. Hope you are having a great week. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. These are really beautiful in every phase of their lives!

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  7. Nice images Lisa, I don't' have hydrangeas but always admire the different stages they go through - great for an artist like you I would imagine :-)

    Lovely to see your Coral bark Acer - I hope you have enjoyed its Autumn colour - mine is rapidly losing its leaves today with our strong winds. Ah well, its ready now to receive bird feeders come winter feeding :-)

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  8. Oh how I would love to have those hydrangeas growing in my Florida garden! Rust and all. Japanese Maple is another one I wish we could grow. Virginia creeper is invasive here... I didn't even know it turned red since I rip it out as soon as I see it. Your fall garden is looking very inviting. Meems

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  9. I do so enjoy the blooms of Hydrangeas this time of year as the settle into their dry, lacy look. Your blooms and foliage are gorgeous!

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  10. You have such a variety of blooms yet! The last of mine were frosted last night, but I won't complain. We had a good, long fall.

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  11. My maple has already started losing it's leaves, but it is really lovely when it goes the colour in your photo. The Virgina Creeper up the tree trunk looks wonderful!

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  12. Thanks for sharing your blooms. Here in the Ozarks, our blooms -- mostly wild, but a few cultivated -- are slowly winding down. If our forecast is right, several will get bit this coming weekend.

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  13. You do seem to have quite a few blooms and the foliage is wonderful. We are at the end of the season...time for rest.

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  14. Love the image of Annie on your header Lisa......such a darling.

    Hydrangea are so giving. Beautiful blooms in summer, the changing of colour as the season progresses and then fading to brown.
    To think I never liked them.....now I have six/seven in the garden. I am smitten with them.

    Love the image of the tree with the attached ivy and creeper.

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  15. The hydrangeas dry out so nicely, and I really like that autumn fern.

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  16. The hydrangeas dry out so nicely, and I really like that autumn fern.

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  17. Lona girl I am a little late getting over here .. BIG sigh !
    I just planted Kakome this year .. didn't have any blooms though but then again I transplanted it twice so it is probably mad at me? haha
    All the hydrangea have a different personality eh ? so each flower goes to a different colour. Yours are very pretty indeed!
    Love the fern and Japanese maple, their colours are so pretty!
    Now for the BIG sleep with winter coming ... another BIG sigh ! LOL
    Joy : )

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  18. If Joy's late then I'm arriving at the very end of the party!! LOL. Thanks for your comment Lisa. I love hydrangeas, for me they are the perfect fall flower. They stay beautiful for so very long despite losing their colour. I couldn't be without them in the garden. You have a lot of variation besides them though, I could take a few pointers. My fall garden looks rather sparse compared to yours.

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  19. The Japanese Maple is looking lovely. Hydrangeas are such useful additions to any garden, the blooms stay so long.

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  20. You still have lots happening in your garden. We got snow overnight so that's the end of most things. Do you have to worry about that Nikko Blue reverting to pink since your latest flower did that?

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