October 1st in NH

deanneart(z5Southern NH)October 1, 2009

HI all, well we've been spared from a frost yet and I'm amazed at how much is still blooming out there. Hard to believe it is October.

The Tropical Border is still going strong. The 'Charles Grimaldi' must have three hundred buds on it at present. I'm hoping it makes it before the frost comes.

The driveway garden still has color

A few favorite containers

Soon all will be gone until next spring. Seems hard to believe this summer has come to an end.

Deanne

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dodgerdudette

Wow Deanne, it all looks great ! The 'garage pot' is outrageous ! Will you try to overwinter the Papyrus ? Crossing my fingers for the 'grand finale' with Charles- my brug is majestic and bloomless. I think it's a lemon, lol.

Kathy in Napa

    Bookmark   October 1, 2009 at 10:21PM
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michelle_zone4

Deanne, everything looks absolutely amazing! We've had a frost and the containers have been smooshed when covered and several days of strong winds so I'm ready to get rid of them. You look like your weather has cooperated well this year to have such a great display this late in the season.

Michelle

    Bookmark   October 1, 2009 at 10:36PM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

How did you do last night, Deanne? We were pretty cool and I haven't been outside yet. I love your Golden Spirit Cotinus. Are you still seeing Hummers, or have they left for warmer digs? What are you going to do with your Banana this year?

    Bookmark   October 2, 2009 at 7:16AM
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woodyoak zone 5 Canada(5b)

Everything looks great as usual! The cooler temperatures at least must have reduced the time you spend watering all that.... My brug has new buds too - but not as many as yours! I doubt they'll open before frost gets them... and then we still have to decide whether we'll let the plants die or bring them in to keep for next year.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2009 at 8:17AM
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chloehoover(z6b VA)

The sheer size of everything (living outside in N.E.) is just scifi like, Deanne -- I am stunned by the size and growth and buds -- floriforous doesnt begin to describe it all. Some of the stuff is taller than your house it appears! Wowser..... We need to take up a collection for a neighborhood greenhouse for you, LOL.

Thanks for sharing such incredible Autumn lushness - it's simply breathtaking.

--Cindy

    Bookmark   October 2, 2009 at 1:39PM
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deanneart(z5Southern NH)

Thanks so much everyone!

Kathy, I won't overwinter the papyrus, they get really buggy and full of spider mites (can you tell I've tried this before?) so that will go to the compost. ~~ RE brug, perhaps I should root a couple cuttings from my 'Charles Grimaldi'? I really is a blooming fool.

PM the Hummingbirds have all left for warmer digs. Right now there are very few birds about and I didn't see any finches for three weeks! ~~ WE still haven't had a frost here but I'm living on borrowed time. I've got to make a stab at getting some of this stuff in this weekend.

Woody, yes, with the cooler temps and a few cloudy days my watering chores have been cut in half.

Cindy, thanks for the kind thoughts re greenhouse! Wouldn't I just love that!

Deanne

    Bookmark   October 3, 2009 at 7:03AM
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