What’s Blooming!

The flower posts are going to be winding down soon. Wahhh!  It’s feeling more like fall around here again. The leaves are showing some color. This was on my bike ride today:

Not too colorful and more yellow than anything else. Maybe we will go north a little this weekend and do some peeping to see if the colors are better.

The annuals are still hanging on. Our temps were 30 degrees overnight last night with a frost warning, so I covered up a few plants. Not many since it is pretty late in the season, but the morning glories are still doing so well that I covered those:

Also one of the moonflower vines since it has a lot of buds on it.

Note how similar those flowers look. It’s because they are in the same family – Ipomoea – which is related to the sweet potato! There’s your trivia for the day.

I didn’t cover any zinnias, but they seemed to be fine today.

Even though seed packets are supposed to be one color, there always seem to be outliers. This was from the  packet of the above zinnia:

It doesn’t even have the same form. That’s part of the fun of gardening, though. Like Forrest says, you never know what you’re going to get.

I’m still surprised at the size of the mums out front. This one is a single plant:

Side by side with the other one:

The one on the left just has buds and not open yet. It is more of a burgundy color. It had better get moving! LOL

That’s fall right there.

Any guesses as to why I bought this decoration? Candy corn!  Tis the season 😀

 

Have a great weekend!

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9 thoughts on “What’s Blooming!

  1. Jody

    The fall is such a beautiful time of year!!! Love your candy corn decoration!! I found those Zachary ones for 99 cents a bag!!! Got one & trying to be careful!!! ???? I do think they are better than Brachs ?

  2. Debby

    Your fall colors are so pretty. I just got home tonight and am looking forward to seeing if we’ve got a bit of color now. Your mums are gorgeous too. Maybe next year I’ll try them again. And of course I love your morning glory. I bought one this year but didn’t get enough blooms from it. I think if I’m organized next year I’ll grow some from seeds.
    Debby´s last blog post ..In The Garden

    1. Lori Post author

      I got the morning glories already started and there were 3 of them in one pot. I think they just need to be planted in multiples to get good effect.

  3. Helen

    Do you feel your fall colors are “less” this year? I have a friend who lives in VT who keeps saying something is just off, and I’ve felt that way about the color around here. It’s almost like the leaves aren’t getting the brilliant color like they usually do, just turning brown and falling.

    Have you had a hard frost yet? We haven’t but they are predicting 30s for some of CT by tomorrow morning. Wah!

    1. Lori Post author

      They are very off. Not very colorful and hardly any of the fiery red colors. Plus a lot of leaves are dropping off green. Maybe now that we are getting some cooler weather it might help? We have had one or two frosts and tonight is supposed to be 28 degrees overnight!

  4. Lisa

    It’s nice you still have some flowers! We have some dahlias in our neighborhood and mums but everything else is dying out. I do love Fall, though, so I’m happy with the leaves turning.
    Lisa´s last blog post ..Playing Hooky

  5. Fran

    Our fall colors are beautiful, just as it should be. There are also still lots of flowers blooming here. It’s a strange season so far. Monday we had the warmest October 16th in a 100 years, so weird.

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