Fall Encore

What is blooming in your fall garden now?  Here is what is in mine.

I do not care much for this time of year when we have had light frosts.  But the frost does enough damage so that all the all my flowers turn black and annuals have all mushed.  Every year I try and add more to the garden to try so that my time without flowers gets shorter.

My Dendranthemas have done exceptional for me this year.  I am very impressed with how well they have done with the frosts and how long the flowers last on them.  My favorite is a butter cream colored one that I planted last fall, which of course I can not remember the name of it or find the tag.

dendranthemum pic 2


A new one for me this year is Purple Mist and as a cut flower it is outstanding, very long-lasting.

Dendranthemum purple mist


Some fall crocus are lasting very well.

Crocus cartwrightianus 'Albus'

Crocus cartwrightianus ‘Albus’

Crocus ochroleucus

Crocus ochroleucus

Another absolute favorite which was a pleasant surprise is a fall blooming snowdrop.  It came to me labeled as Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus ‘Hiemalis’ but it is not, but I love it nonetheless.

Happy gardening!


Autumn Flowers Part 2

This is what was blooming in my garden about two weeks ago.  Happy with the color all the color I have had this year and look forward to the next.


My Autumn Circus Iris happily blooming again.


I got a new Camellia this fall and I am curious as to how it does this winter.  I hope very well.  This certain cultivar has the strongest fragrance that I have ever smelt on a Camellia.

Fall bulb 1

A white Crocus ochroleucus  I think, my helpers lost my this tag.  Last year it seemed stronger and not as wimpy looking.  I seem to be not having much luck with the fall blooming Crocus.  Not sure what it is that is lacking for them but I hope to fix this.


This beauty I got this fall from Odyssey Bulbs and I am in love!  This little guy ended up sending four other flowers out.  It is Crocus kotschyanus ssp. kotschyanus HKEP. 9317 . I hope that I can keep it happy.

Cambridge Snowdrop pic 2

Cambridge Snowdrop

Weather has gotten crummy and not much is left flowering now except for one of my Snowdrops.   This one is Galanthus reginae-olgae ‘Cambridge’.  I have others that have decided not to bloom or do much this fall but this one has certainly made up for where the others are greatly lacking.  I have been having a debate with myself as to if I like late fall blooming Snowdrops more or Spring ones… still undecided. 🙂

Radish frog

Poor guy looks like my general mood towards winter : -) My radish flowers grew around him though which made him look this grumpy and I could not resist taking his photo.

Dahlia tubers

I dug up my Dahlia tubers but I do not think they are going to make it this year again till spring.  They do not seem happy in storage, so it is a good thing I already ordered my favs.  Open for ideas on storing them.

I hope everyone is having a great week.  You will find me dreaming of flowers and sunshine.