Fall is soup time but let’s talk about plants!

But let’s talk about the garden. Tonight it will dip down to the low 40s! Brrrr! The Blue Mist Flower (Conoclinium coelestinum) is still blooming strong, though! Their unruly mounds and aggressive nature is forgiven!

The annual poinsettias are loaded with seeds and are beginning to fizzle out! I will collect the seeds and drop them in the areas where I would like to see them next year.

I will redistribute the dwarf palmetto seeds, too, to prevent unwanted volunteers!

The mahonia are beginning to bud, too! They are usually blooming by thanksgiving and bloom through the the winter. The yellow scapes of flowers are followed by blue berries.

And it’s time to take cuttings of the hardy begonias to begin new plants for next spring and increase their presents in the garden. They root easily in water. The mother plants will come back up the roots in the Spring.

Now I am just waiting for the leaves of the oaks and maples to fall for the compost !


Filed under General Gardening

11 responses to “Fall is soup time but let’s talk about plants!

  1. We’re supposed to see 28 degrees tonight which will end our growing season, so grow on!


  2. So what kind of soup are you going to make?


  3. I agree, where is the tasty soup recipe? Yum!


  4. I love how the Mahonia is weighed down with berries.

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  5. It has been way colder than that over here! A lovely post! 🙂

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  6. The Blue Mist Flower looks like my kind of plant!


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