Wednesday, November 04, 2015

END OF THE MONTH VIEW - october


  This year we are having a relatively mild transition to winter here in zone 3 and there are still some blooms in the garden although it may not appear so at first glance.

Last year I removed all the strictly yellow Rudbeckia and left only the bi-coloured varieties.

The last of the Mums.

This pansy was one of the first things I planted in spring. 

The Lamium-maculatum may not be screaming for attention but they bloom all season.

The Heliopsis helianthoides are also long lasting bloomers.

This is the real treat - a new Monkshood for me, appropriately called Autumn Monkshood which did not start blooming until most other plants were well past their best.  
I will be sure to add more next year!

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18 comments:

  1. I came from your Link by Jutta. You have a wonderfull garden! Best regards from Germany, Sabine

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Sabine, glad you enjoyed the garden.

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  2. Hello dear Derek,
    I am happy to have a follower for the "Nature-Thursday" in a very distant land
    Thank you for this beautiful and interesting post!
    Friendly Greetings from Germany
    Jutta

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    1. Jutta thank you for hosting and for visiting.

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  3. Hi Derek,

    the weather actually in Germany is very mild, too, although lots of people predict a cold winter. Let's wait and see.
    Love all the blossoms to be seen in your garden so much especially the yellow pansy.
    Thanks for showing us your nice garden.

    Best regards
    Christa

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    1. Christa, I am not sure why the do not sell pansies in the fall here, since they are so hardy, but at least I had one survivor all the way from the earliest days of spring. What a trooper!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. nice views from your garden. there are more blooms than in mine.
    have a nice weekend
    gusta

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  5. Thanks for sharing these with Today's Flowers Derek. It is always interesting to see what goes on in your garden.

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    1. Thanks Denise, not too much but still enough to remind us winter is not quite here yet.

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  6. What a lovely Aconitum! Also here, a few hours drive from Stockholm, we also have flowers blooming. Snow often come at the end of october but this year...today +12 celsius and a gentle rain. If it was not for the leafs on the grass I would say it to be april :)

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    1. Enjoy the weather and thanks for visiting.

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  7. Thanks for participating my blog, my favorite weekend flower. I see many familiar flowers in your garden! Groetjes, Hetty

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    1. Hetty thanks for both hosting and for stopping to have a look.

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  8. The late bloomers are valuable. Nice to have some pretty flowers around, while paving in the garden and digging holes for tulip bulbs...

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    1. I definitely tend towards late bloomers, spring and early summer do not really need much help to look vibrant and alive, do they?

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  9. And still they keep on blooming...
    Thank you for participating in the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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    1. Nick,
      Thanks for hosting and for stopping by to check it out.

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