Sunday, October 16, 2016

GBBD Mid-October


The weather indulges us in October, no snow and much rains, and hardy garden plants continue growing and blossoming.
Amazing Tagetes are about 60-70 cm high and branchy like bushes. Their inflorescence are large and bright.

Another amazing plant of this season is Impatiens 'Camellia Flovered'. I had sown it very late, in June, but Impatiens had grown rapidly and bloomed at the end of September. Now in the middle of October 'Camellia Flovered' blooms pretty red flowers.


Not only annual dahlias are in full flower the New England asters please me near the garden gates. I forget them all the seasons till October when asters are in bloom.


Annuals dahlias continue blooming for second month, there are a lot of buds and flowers on them. I gather faded buds so I'd had seeds for the next year. And I also want to try to keep the annual dahlia tubers for overwinter. Do you have any experience with annual dahlia tubers?

Only 2 roses are in flower in spite of cool nights of + 5 C. The rose 'Red carpet' bred in Finland, is very unpretentious and hardy. Another rose 'Golden showers' blooms like mad, nonstop, new buds replace faded ones. Perhaps I should cut its flowers and put in a vase in the city.


As always Parthenocissus quinquefolia or Virginia creeper reddens in the beginning of October, as if saying: 'Autumn has come, it is time to prepare for winter'. Dark smaller berries hang from the pergola and remind me warm days in Italy and grapes hanging over my head.



Although the grass is still green and it should be mowed at least one time per week but the nature changes: thick, dark and heavy clouds often appear. Perhaps the light white clouds flew away to the south, with flocks of geese, swans and ducks :).
The other day I was sitting on the porch with a camera in my hand to take photos of flocks fly away and drew attention to the shape of the dark cloud. The cloud settled low and the sun was already low. The sun's rays passing along the bright edge illuminated the cloud and went skyward.


Pond was quiet, water lilies already faded and only their leaves are still floating. Blue sky and white clouds reflected in the pond water.

Happy Garden Blog Bloom Day, fellows gardeners! 

46 comments:

  1. Nadezda Hello! Oh, your garden is still beautiful! Here is a brown already, does not bloom anymore. Greetings

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    1. There are some last blooming too, Anne. Next weekend I'll pull water lilies up, cut their leaves and drop them down to the pond bottom.

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  2. These sunny pictures are magnificent Nadezda. My favorite is first one, the water with the Tagetus glowing in front, great.
    Regards, Janneke

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    1. I'm glad you liked my photos, Janneke. The sun is rare now and I caught these moments to take pictures.

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  3. You still have plenty of lovely blooms in your garden. I would if any of the Bwick swans that come here for winter will have three flown over your head.

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    1. Should be Bewicks have ever flown over your head. I am sure my iPad changes things after I have checked.

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  4. Beautiful post! I like the sunny colours of all the flowers, knowing soon it will be over. Dahlias I leave them in the ground, but I have heartly any winter frost. Maybe you can pot them up and overwinter in a frostfree space. It will be a chalange for you I guess! Groetjes Hetty

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    1. Yes, Hetty thank for your advice! I decided to store them in cool place covering with sphagnum moss. They are pretty and maybe I will see them next spring.

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  5. Esta todo precioso. Un beso y buena tarde.

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  6. Beautiful garden! Fantastic photos! Greetings!:))

    xxBasia

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  7. Beautiful blooms, dear Nadezda! I especially like the yellow rose with the deep purple foliage of ninebark behind. Let us enjoy these autumn days for winter comes all too soon with darkness.

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    1. You're right Peter, winter comes soon, with darkness and frost. Brrrr!
      Let us enjoy autumn!

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  8. Beautiful! The rose is so promising!

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  9. Oh Nadezda, your garden looks like Paradise. :)
    Wonderful flowers and leaves and the light is particularly beautiful in these photos. The pond is lovely and in the first photo it looks like a pretty, peaceful little river.
    Have a happy week and enjoy your flowers!

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    1. Sunny days are rare now, Sara, you know it very well, we're neighbors. I try to take pictures in these moments to show you my garden in mid-October. It's a pleasure that you liked my photos.

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  10. Hermoso el mes que llevas Nadezda. Que maravilla de flores y de cielos. Las fotos son bellísimas!!! Te deseo una buena semana.
    Besos.

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    1. Gracias Laura, buena senama a ti tambien!

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  11. Hello Nadezda!
    Your autumn garden still looks very beautiful.
    I love these solar photo.
    Have a nice, sunny week.
    Greetings, Nadezda.
    Lucja

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    1. Thanks Lucja, the weather is cool and cloudy today, I'd love more sun.

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  12. I lost my dahlia flowers to the first frost we had last mid-week. Now they are lifted and drying under the shed until storing in cellar. Yours are still beautiful as the whole of your garden!

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    1. It's pity your dahlias were killed in frost, Tistou. I think when we have first frost I'll lost mine too. I store dahlia tubers as well but no always successfully.

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  13. So many lovely blooms! We are having similar mild weather here, keeping the flowers going much longer than usual. Your sky photos are beautiful. You asked me about a shrub I grew called Beautyberry--it's Callicarpa americana, a shrub that is native to parts of the U.S. Enjoy your lovely autumn!

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    1. Thanks Rose for sending me the name of this unknown to me plant, unfortunately it doesn't grow in such northern areas as I live. I've read it is disease free and can be planted in any soil.

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  14. Bom dia, a selecção de fotos é maravilhosa, as flores encantam.
    Resto de feliz semana,
    AG

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  15. i absolutely love all those photos:) i love nature as well as flowers:) follow:) now waiting for U:)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Kathy. Welcome to my followers and friends.

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  16. Amazing pics! What camera you using?

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    1. Hello Caroline! Glad you stopping by my blog and you liked my photos. I'm using camera Canon PowerShot SX150 IS, it's very comfortable.

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  17. I love the color of your 'Golden Showers' rose.

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    1. So did I, Jason, but yesterday it faded after very low temps.

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  18. Really amazing this sunshine going back to sky - that's why we have so less of it by now. ;)
    I've been keeping dahlia tubers over-winter for very many years already. I take them up right after first frost, cut stems and position in plastic fruitbox (as they use in markets for strawberries), but good trick is to position them upside-down, so any liquid-lefts in stems don't go into tubers. Our basement is without any heating and not wet and it's best place to keep them. Really good for dahlias is if you on next spring separate tubers (they multiple like potatoes) and plant them one by one, but I have not whole field for them, so I either put too many of them in one hole (less blooming!) or try to give some away. But nobody want - they are too lazy for taking them up, they say. Well, sometimes then I give these for them any way saying you plant them like one-summer plants, ha-ha.

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    1. Thanks for your advice, Köögikata, i have not basement but I'll be able to store them in cool corridor. It's very valuable experience. You're right many gardeners grow dahlias as annual plants - it's easier.

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  19. ✿゚ه° ·.
    Flores belíssimas, com destaque para as dálias.
    A primeira foto é maravilhosa!!!
    Bom fim de semana com tudo de bom!
    Beijinhos.
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    1. Estoy contenta, Ines, que te gusta la primera foto, estaba tomada con la luz del sol muy baja.

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  20. L'autunno è più avanti li! Però hai delle bellissime dalie che allietano questo periodo :)

    Una buona domenica :)

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    1. You're right, Pontos, autumn is beautiful season!

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  21. Hello Nadezda girl ! Thank you for stopping by : )
    I appreciate your kind words about my garden .. it has been neglected far to much this year but hopefully next year I will be on target again.
    I absolutely love your first photo (all of them are wonderful !) but that first one is stunning ... well done you !
    Your garden is still thriving .. I woke up to -2 degrees this morning so we are well on our way towards winter.
    That is my time to think and plan ... phew !
    Take care !
    Joy : )

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    1. Glad you liked my first photo of my pond, Joy. Two days ago it was frozen, and I have to get the water lilies from ice :) As you you see, winter is coming here as well. Forecast says snow at the weekend. It's really time to plan for the next spring!

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  22. You are so lucky to have that much beautiful color in your garden. Mine is asleep except for one Knockout Rose that is still trying to hang in there. :-)

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  23. Sorry for the delay in commenting !! I love this beautiful post and photos !!
    Greetings

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