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Old October 15, 2018   #76
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Pineapple sage is another hummingbird favorite that is a late bloomer. I grow it against a South facing wall because it's not hardy here. That gives me the latest blooms possible.
Here too. I've had it go on blooming in pots in a protected spot until the end of December in mild years. Then I bring it into the garage to wait for spring when I can divide it or take cuttings. There are more showy plants but none so long standing as this plain salvia.
The cuphea Vermillionaire is another one that goes on til the end and ends up in the garage, dormant til spring. I have kept one growing under a light out there and it was a large plant 1st thing the next year but now I need the space for........Tomato plants!
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Old October 18, 2018   #77
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Hot Pink Shrimp Plant, a Torenia from a summer plant that reseeded, and a young Crown of Thorns.

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Old October 18, 2018   #78
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A perennial hibiscus that is my neighbor's plant, but is growing over our fence. He has three plants and they are huge and covered with buds. Next are canna, and lastly ruellia (wild petunias), which reseeds and grows like weeds everywhere.

This morning I repotted three grocery store miniature roses, each of which had four individual plants in their tiny pots. I separated the individual plants and repotted to larger containers. Now I hope for the best....they weren't looking too good.

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This small agave decided to put up a shoot.
It better hurry.
Yucca in the background.
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Old November 2, 2018   #80
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This potted hibiscus is still putting on blooms. It was on the front porch but I moved it because there wasn't room for the Halloween decorations.

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While cleaning out my gardens for winter here in northern Michigan today, November 3, I found all these flowers to make me smile. Trycytis, Flowering Kale, and Nearly Wild Rose
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Old November 3, 2018   #82
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And there were more. The first is geranium sanquinium, my all time favorite perennial. Also butterfly bush with rudbeckia "Little Susie" in the background.
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Old November 3, 2018   #83
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Love the Tricyrtis. I must look into that one for myself.

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The first Camellia sasanquas are blooming! Loaded with buds, too.

'Leslie Ann' shrub and blossom:






'Stephanie Golden' shrub and blossom:






'Apple Blossom shrub and blossom:



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Nice Camellias, Dawg.

5 weeks ago I bought 3 amaryllis bulbs from Wal-Mart (the kind that some stores have to plant for Christmas blooms). The bulbs were labeled Minerva, a red with white stripes emanating from the center. One of the bulbs bloomed yesterday and it's a pale green with a narrow red lining around the petals. Never saw one like this before.

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Pretty! But sure not what you expected, That's the chance we take on bulbs. Having worked in a nursery I know how labels sometimes get mixed up. The only way to avoid getting something other than what you want is to see it in bloom. That works with shrubs but not with bulbs. Were the other two true to type?
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One of the two remaining has bloomed, and it's also a very pale green, with a very thin band of red around the petals. The third one hasn't bloomed yet, but the buds look reddish. I'll wait and see.

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Lovely, whether the expected one or not. We get these as bulb in a box for sale around Christmas time, now that is.
Never seen one like yours.
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These look better now than they did in the summer. I also have some with yellow flowers, but they aren't blooming now.

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It is so nice to see that some people still have some plants flowering. It has brightened up this cold day.
Donna the amaryllis bloom that you are showing is "Picotee". A very dainty white and green blossom with red edging. I happen to love this little charmer. The big box stores are notorious for selling mislabeled bulbs. They are also known to sell bulbs with mosaic virus so be on the lookout for that as well.
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