More Fall bloomers…

Osmanthus are great Fall blooming shrubs. They produce white to orange blooms depending on the species which are so fragrant they can fill an entire garden with sweetness!

About ten years ago I plant four holly-leaved osmanthus along the area where I park. They have grown to about 15 feet high and are covered in tiny white flowers with a sweet fragrance! I wish I had planted more. They grew so wide I had to trim a few limbs which had grown over the parking and I attempted to root the cuttings but had no success.


The flowers are tiny but extremely fragrant.


One of my favorite Fall bloomers is Blue Mist Flower, also known as Wild Ageratum, Blue Boneset, or perennial ageratum (Conoclinium coelestinum (formerly Eupatorium coelestinum))


It is a tough plant which multiplies by runners to almost the point of becoming weedy but in the October your are rewarded with beautiful flowers. Pollinators love them because not much is blooming at this time.


By this time of the season the Basjoo bananas are rather large and every area of the garden is shady and looks weedy. I will begin to thin out most plants which have finished blooming or have grown too large. It is also a great time to use those cutting to make new plants!

I have discovered English muffins recently. I don’t know why I haven’t purchased them before? They are great with homemade chicken salad and heated for about 20 seconds in the microwave or even to make a homemade egg McMuffin! A nice bite to eat!  

I am enjoying the cooler weather–finally!

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11 responses to “More Fall bloomers…

  1. I love osmanthus. Mine was full of blooms, smelling wonderful, and then the rains came and washed they all away. Alas.

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  2. My osmanthus has been really strong scented this year and my mist flowers are very happy too. We are hoping for rain over here, everything is drying out. Happy Fall!

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  3. it’s easy to see how the holly-leaved osmanthus got it’s name. It looks just like holly.

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  4. Thank you for the lovely tour of your garden! 🙂 That stuffed English muffin looks great too! Yum!

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  5. I haven’t got a clue about gardening, but boy, do I love english muffins!

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  6. English muffins are an underappreciated resource. Good just with butter or jam, excellent as mini-pizzas.

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