What’s Blooming!

I am sooo glad this Friday is finally here. Now for the first day off in 2 weeks. There are fall blooms  a plenty now and the garden is actually a study in white.

I did move my big butterfly bush Tuesday evening and it was not too happy with me.

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It’s kind of wilty, even with plenty of water. I hope it makes it. Maybe I should have cut it back a lot. There is plenty of time for the root system to get established, so hopefully it will survive.

Fall aster:

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I only have one little aster plant. John likes this flower, so I put one in.

Last gasp of the tippy pots.

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I am going to change the tippy pots out to mums. I’m debating doing it this week or waiting until we get back from Ireland so they don’t dry out. I don’t want to ask my folks to water the plants on top of taking care of our house and Pixie.

Cosmos:

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I got another butterfly bush a month or so ago. Darn sales…  This one is supposed to only get to about 3 feet high, so it will fit in the front better:

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Pretty:

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In thinking about it, I have had more luck than I realized with seeds this year.  Moonflowers are about as easy as it gets. I just stuck the seeds in the ground and got 9 vines!  Unfortunately, I didn’t trellis them, so they are running along the ground  and up a couple of poles I put up.  I love the buds:

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You have to check each day for the blooms to catch them. They only last a day and when the daytime sun hits them, they wilt.

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I’m definitely doing these again next year.  Note to self – get trellises.

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More plant moving this weekend now that I have a free weekend!  Yay!  Bulb orders should be arriving soon as well, probably while we are gone LOL.

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3 thoughts on “What’s Blooming!

  1. debby

    I like those moonflowers! Nice to hear that they grew well from seed. I actually bought some morning glory seeds that I forgot to plant this year. (I think they’re related to the moonflowers?) Anyway, you’ve encouraged me to give them a try next year.
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