What is still blooming in your garden?

ontnative(5b Can/USDA 4)October 23, 2010

I have blooming now, in mid-October:

Asters, both species and hybrids, including my favourite A.laevis Bluebird

Chrysanthemum Hillside/Sheffield

Chrysanthemum My-Kyo

Chrysanthemum Rhumba

Chrysanthemum double yellow

Chrysanthemum double mauve-pink

Allium thunbergii Ozawa

Eupatorium rugosum Chocolate

Anemone jap. Andrea Atkinson

Arcthanthemum arcticum Red Chimo

Physostegia Vivid

These are all growing in part shade, in somewhat improved, but summer-dry clay soil. Many would bloom better in full sun, but alas, I have none here. A few have been blooming for 1-3 weeks (the anemone, for one) but others have just started to open their flowers. I haven't listed fall flowers that have almost finished blooming such as Chelone lyonii, Anemone jap. Pamina, the numerous Solidagos (goldenrods), and colchicums, among others.

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Crafty Gardener(ON 5b)

pink mums, jerusalem artichokes, coreopsis, and that is about all

    Bookmark   October 24, 2010 at 6:50PM
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halaeva(z6 Toronto)

Hi Ontnative.
It is good to know where and what plant is still blooming in this time of a year. Thanks for sharing.
I have also some blooms.Here they are:
Rudbeckia Fulgida:


Aster'Michaelmas Daisy.


Hydrangea'Nico Blue:



Aster'Novi Belgii:

Scarlet runner beans:

All those plants are growing in full sun and receive 8 hours of sunshine.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2010 at 7:51PM
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We had a frost a few weeks ago and it killed most things. The malva made it thru tho. It's flowering very well. I also have 3 containers that are under the roof overhang so they were saved from the frost. Both the Bolero marigolds and blue lobelia are still flowering. The other container has Bullseye geraniums in it and they also survived.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2010 at 9:07AM
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Annuals blooming still..geraniums and nasturtiums, and a couple of zinnias. Perennials..cimcifuga racemosa...very late this year, and a couple of mums that I shoveled in last year after their time was up in the pots. Still a wee bit of colour in the beds. Thankfully, there's always sedums...

    Bookmark   October 26, 2010 at 10:23PM
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I still blooming Petunia in my garden.I like so much really looking good.great photos thanks for searing it.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2010 at 5:52AM
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sheryl_ontario(Muncho Lake, BC z2)

My 'Keri Blue' dahlia is still blooming and we had a few inches of snow last week! The sedum is blooming, aster and calendula too! While we did have quite a bit of snow for this early, we have not had a really hard freeze yet, just a couple of light ones.

    Bookmark   October 27, 2010 at 6:36PM
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For me Hydrangeas look good as do the anemone. What is very attractive and not mentioned so far is the toad lily
That is such a nice plant even through summer it looks good
I have a few Dahlia that are good yet as they are sheltered and Brugmansia that is budding now, but just to late unless the frost does not hit here in Barrie for maybe another two or three weeks. Brugmansia seem to like the cool wheather.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2010 at 1:29AM
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ontnative(5b Can/USDA 4)

It's nice to see that many of you still have a lot blooming in your beds and containers. Garden season is not over yet! The best time to plan your fall garden for next year is now. Make some notes right away of what and where you'd like some colour for next fall. Put the notes somewhere where you won't lose them, such as a notebook. Any other garden plans for next year can be put in the book as well. Sometimes, I jot down some plant combinations that I think might work, or make a note to move a certain plant because of a colour clash, etc. If you want to eliminate a plant from your garden (for whatever reason), make a note of that, too. I pot up plants for two different plant society sales in May, so throughout the year, I keep two lists of which plants are going to which sale. Otherwise, in the spring, I won't remember which plants it was that I decided to donate.
We had a hard frost last night. Many perennials are still blooming great, such as the mums, arctic daisy, physostegia 'Vivid', and Allium 'Ozawa'. You just have to love a plant that continues to bloom into November in this zone.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2010 at 6:51PM
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We've already had our first snow, but on my balcony, I have some autumn crocuses that are starting to bloom. There are also saffron crocus and sternbergia lutea bulbs that have sprouted and that I'm hoping will bloom before it's too late.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 6:32PM
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ontnative(5b Can/USDA 4)

Despite freezing temps and light snow cover, my Mei-Kyo mum still looks attractive with its little double pink flowers. All my other mums are definitely done for the year.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mei-Kyo mum

    Bookmark   November 28, 2010 at 9:26PM
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coolplantsguy(z6 Ontario)

My Helleborus niger 'Josef Lemper' is just starting to bloom. ;)

    Bookmark   December 2, 2010 at 8:38AM
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den_vic(BC Canada Z8b)

I have that flowering in the garden after an early (Nov) freeze. There are flowers and plants in Victoria almost every day of the year. I used to walk around during a winter freeze to see what stayed green or bounced back. Rhodos are really trusty. They can easily flower in full winter. In two months Vancouver will probably show lots of signs of spring. There are many amazing gardens in Vancouver. They are a must see for every Canadian gardener. Lots of great gardening ideas.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2010 at 8:42PM
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madtripper(5/6 Guelph)

Two seeks ago Helleborus hybrid was blooming. I'll have to move some snow this weekend to see if the next buds are opening.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2010 at 9:49PM
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