Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - October 2014

Welcome to the October 2014 Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. It has been a year now since I started this blog and I am very happy with the outcome. I met lots of great people, gardeners and bloggers and I learned so much from them.
Here is what is blooming in our garden. Lets start with perennials:
Anemone tomentosa "Robustissima" 

The most floriferous Japanese anemone in my garden is this "Party Dress" variety. Very floppy and I give-up on finding how to stake it properly.

Japanese Anemone or Anemone  hybrida "Party Dress"

The back of the flowers have pink variations that always fascinate me.

And on third round of blooms this season are the knock-out roses
Knock out rose "RADraz"

Aster  - new addition this year

Sedums mix

Hardy cylamen - the first flower

I believe that only giving gardeners with good hearts are being rewarded with a second bloom by their favorite perennials that already bloomed in spring or summer. Here are my re-bloomers for my good heart: Foxglove or Digitalis and Masterwort or Astrantia


Astrantia or Masterwort
Hardy Ageratum - Eupatorium coelestinum- started from seed last spring. It starting to look as a very aggressive grower. This year I am cutting the dried flowers since I got seedlings of this growing everywhere.

Sedum "Autumn Joy"
The only fall blooming aster  that I haven't lost yet:
Aster "Bluebird" 

Boltonia asteroides

  Liriope muscari "Varigata"

I grow two varieties of Toad Lily.  A tall upright one and a lower cascading variety

Toad lily (Tricyrtis Formosana)

October garden still has a lot of flowers but these are the annual flowers which we congratulate ourselves for planting in the spring or wintering indoors like this gathering of pots:

Elephant ears (Colocasia esculenta "Black Corals") in the background and Plectranthus "Mona Lavender" in the foreground

More plants in pots that look wonderful now are:

Shrimp plant or Justicia brandegean

Fuchsia "Gartenmeister Bonstedt"


Also a big ORANGE show in October gardens comes from the lovely annuals started in the spring directly outside from seed:
Nasturtium and Calendula

Marigold "Moldova"
 or a taller  and more colorful show from annual Dahlia bulbs that we took the time to  plant after the last danger of frost:

We have grasses at peak show

Berries in the shrubs are getting noticeable
Beautyberry shrub or Callicarpa Dichotoma

We have great trees' fall foliage around the yard

Still some greens to eat fresh from the garden 
Swiss Chard- first year trying it from seed. Gorgeous stem color!

Leaks - first time trying them from seed. Great taste!

Lettuce-never ending rows of lettuce

And we have almost edible  fruit 

Lemon "Meyer" tree with 15 fruits starting to ripen

Orange tree with 16 fruits getting larger slowly

The last tomato - October 15, 2014

Check out other October gardens around the world at Carol’s Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens. Thanks so much for visiting today!


  1. Wow Daniela I am just visiting you for the first time and what a gorgeous much in bloom and veggies too still. I am so glad I stopped by!!

  2. Your bountiful blooms are evidence that you are a VERY giving gardener with a Very good heart! Everything looks beautiful and so worth all the hard work you put into things.

  3. Wow! You have an amazing garden!