Fall bloomers 

I love the Fall bloomers. Not only do they herald cooler temperatures but all have unique flowers!

Colchicum: like a giant Fall crocus


Lycoris: often called Hurricane Lilies in The South as they bloom during the season.


Hidden ginger – Curcuma petiolata


Blue mist flower: Conoclinium coelestinum


Pampas grass: these sharped leaves grasses can reach eight feet in a moist location.


Blood lilies


Crinum


And visitors to the patio from the garden.


And my favorite, passionflower Incense


Clematis seed heads

Autumn clematis – very fragrant but a heavy vine. This is a six-foot metal lamp post. The vines are cut back to two leaf-nodes in November and grow through the winter such that they are five to six feet in length by spring. The reseed around the garden to the point of weediness.

I have had problems with my Black Dragon crossvine. A large limb fell last January in a snow and ice storm and pulled the 40 foot vines from the Loblolly pine. I cut them back expecting the rapid growth replace them in one season. Something has eaten them to the ground each time they have reached a few feet up the tree. I wrapped hardware mesh around the tree to protect the vines.


The cooler nights are perfect for walking around downtown Raleigh.


And the seasons change.

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6 responses to “Fall bloomers 

  1. Your garden is looking really good. My hidden gingers bloom in the spring. It is interesting to compare other parts of the country.

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  2. Laurin Lindsey

    Late summer merging into autumn is my favorite time of years! It is our second spring and I treasure the flowers of this time of year!

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  3. Every year, I forget my fall crocus – maybe I will remember now 😉

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