These stunning plants are priming for scores of fall blooms.
Buds on 'Lord Baltimore'
This plant will have huge red flowers well into October. This plant REALLY hates to dry out.
Sweet smelling David Austin Rose. There are still plenty of buds ready to go. I have this near so many flashier plants that you have to look for these blooms.
I love these flowers. So far, this has not been a great year for them, but some falls they are still flowering heavily even when the foliage starts to yellow.
I have had this plant for a few years. I have heard that it’s very aggressive, but so far it’s relatively well behaved. It blooms consistently from mid-July until frost. This year the leaves got some rust, but it was exceptionally damp earlier this summer.
Phlox, Canna, Sedum
A summer blooming phlox, a tropical canna, and fall blooming sedum. I’m not sure I love the color combination, but more is more! Note the crisp sedum leaves with their cream colored rims.
Caladium and Salvia
The caladium cannot stand any frost, but most fail because they’re allowed to dry out.
Tropical Elephant Ear
What’s not to love?
I grow these infamous beauties from seed. They grow over six feet and their vibrant seed pods and leaves add fire and flamboyance until frost. They are very thirsty and will not grow if they don’t get enough water.
They actually prefer the cooler weather.
'Little Honey' Oak Leaf Hydrangea
A great color all season.
Fall blooming plant with a horrible name
Toad Lily Flower
Tricyrtis formosana. I don’t know how they got from this to “toad”
Tricyrtis formosana and Chelone
The arching plant is a different type of toad lily - notice the buds at the base of each leaf. The chelone (turtle head) behind it is still blooming, but it would have an even longer bloom time if I deadheaded it religiously.
Japanese Anemone and Dahlia
and a miscellaneous car.
The plant scientists have renamed this fall beauty. They clearly need something better to do.
Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
These are the plants that I divided a couple of weeks ago in my September 6 post “Too Much of a Good Thing: Sedum”
I know have 25 plants that I am going to their new home in Vermont.
Hosta Blooms in a Container
These are growing on the north side of my house.
Mum Waiting to Bloom
Buying mums every fall is an excellent way to deal with excess cash. This silvery green plant will be smothered with pink blooms when store bought plants have given up.