What’s Blooming!

Back to my own garden again. I took lots of flower pictures in Ireland, which I am going to be putting on my garden blog as I edit them.  We have had a pretty warm fall so far and no frost, so I still have a lot of flowers in bloom.

It’s also bulb planting time!


Ummm.. this might be my third shipment of bulbs. 😀  I planted all the tulips and this order is all alliums.  The rabbits/squirrels eat my tulips in the back yard, so I will only plant alliums back there since they don’t eat those.  I don’t know why they don’t come to the front yard, but I’m fine with that.

The snapdragons have stragglers blooming still:


Since I put down a bunch of mulch this year, I’m not sure how many will self seed. That will be the fun part next year to see what I get and where!



The little toad lily put out a bunch of blooms this week.


This is actually a small plant, about 6 inches high. I have to check and see if it will get taller because it’s more towards the center of the shade bed and if it doesn’t, I will move it next year closer to the edge.

When you order plants from online nurseries, sometimes they throw in a free plant as a bonus. This one is a chrysanthemum of some kind, but I don’t know what. I took the picture now because I’m afraid the rabbits will eat it before it comes open fully.


I don’t even know if this is a hardy mum. Guess I’ll find out next spring!

The Autumn Joy have turned a rusty color:


And the hydrangeas are turning pink. This is the big one in the back yard.


My zinnias are still a poppin’!


Loads of blooms. I have to say I am pretty impressed with these. My Joe Pye is completely obscured by the zinnia. There are a lot of different colors mixed in as well.


I might try to collect seeds from these or I might just buy a new packet next year 😛

The foxgloves have sent out short little spikes of blooms. This is the lavender one.


Foxgloves are such a cottage garden plant and that is the look I am aiming for overall.

Last, but not least, the Enchanted Evening buds have opened up. I thought I might miss them when we were in Ireland, but they opened up this week.


There’s a cluster of 5 all together, which I couldn’t get a good shot of for some reason. This rose smells heavenly, too!

We’re having an Ireland picture party tomorrow because what is more fun that looking at slide shows of someone else’s vacation?? LOL  I’m just trying to organize photos into smaller, more maneagable sets for viewing.  We’ll see if the rain holds off for biking. Have a great weekend!

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4 thoughts on “What’s Blooming!

  1. debby

    Well dang. I read the label on your bulb shipment, and went to check out their website. I now have some daffodils, tulips, and one peony on order 🙂 Actually, it wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision. I’ve been looking for some specialty bulbs, and they just don’t have anything unusual at the nurseries I’ve visited. Their prices seemed fairly reasonable.

    Back to your post! I want to hear about Ireland, but I was happy to see this one. So glad your rose waited for you to get home before it bloomed! The asters are gorgeous. And that close-up of the orange zinnia with the little yellow “flowers” in the middle of it is stunning! Those are the kind of flowers that I love.
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    1. Lori Post author

      Haha! I love John Scheepers, actually. They are a company that really never has sales, but the prices are good and it’s quality stuff. Now you are going to get catalogs in the mail to tempt you.

      I just got everything planted. I was saying to John that I go crazy ordering early in the year forgetting that I actually have to plant all the bulbs in the fall 😛


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