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mantis__ohOctober 15, 2013

In full splendor right now is aster Raydon's Favorite, always reliable.

Dahlias have been blooming like fools for two months now.
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It has been a great year for dahlias here because of mild August weather. Victoria Ann

But overgrown bushes are starting to fall over:

Coleus, as usual, have grown huge.

The rapturous sky blue of plumbago has been a special delight this year:

Foliage plants too love the cooler temps of fall. The Rex begonias have been very nice this year (in basket and to right).

Elephant ears too have flourished.

Many pots, while more seedy, still have a lingering beauty.

This was September. With shortening days, things are in slow decline.

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gumneck 7A Virginia

Wow. Lovely.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 8:39AM
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schoolhouse_gw

Very, very pretty. The asters and dahlias are my favorites. I wish I could grow asters, the rabbits eat the plants the day after I put them in. I'll have to look up the variety you grow.

In a post above I mentioned I would plant zinnias next year, maybe a row of mixed dahlias instead! However I would need to dig up the tubers in the fall, no?

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 11:39AM
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mantis__oh

I wouldn't take a chance with the dahlias. However, all those I left in the ground came up again here in southern Ohio.

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 12:54PM
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christinmk z5b eastern WA

Mind-boggling how lush everything is for you still. Those dahlias are amazing. Every time I see them planted I say to myself I should plant some, but always get lazy and forget by spring, lol.

The plumbago and elephant ears are my favs. Is the plumbago hardy for you in z6, or do you overwinter those indoors? How about the EE?
CMK

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 2:37PM
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mantis__oh

The plumbago is definitely not hardy. But a local grower provides a nice big pot in the spring for ten bucks. It has bloomed all summer, and where else can one find such an alluring shade of blue?

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 6:04PM
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Cenepk10(7B)

Good- Ness !!!' That was a feast for the eyes !!! I HAVE to grow some Dahlias ! Mercy ! Gorgeous !!!! Thank you so much for sharing !!!!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 8:01PM
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Cenepk10(7B)

Cute doggie, too ! He's a lucky dog !

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 8:05PM
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bev2009(6 IN)

Every year I regret not planting dahlias. Yours are beautiful. This summer I visited a test garden for dahlias. I can't pick a favorite, but here are a few.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 8:15AM
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bev2009(6 IN)

Another

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 8:17AM
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bev2009(6 IN)

another

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 8:18AM
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bev2009(6 IN)

last one

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 8:19AM
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Cenepk10(7B)

Wow. Wow. WOW !!! So gorgeous

    Bookmark   October 16, 2013 at 9:54AM
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nulty

Such wonderful colours,..lovely posts,..ahhh those Dahlia are to die for.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 9:35PM
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Pat

How kind of you to share your gorgeous pictures and plants. thank you!
Pat

    Bookmark   October 21, 2013 at 3:53PM
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