Cooler weather brings Fall flowers.

Cooler nights, in the 60s, and reasonable day temperatures, in the low 90s,  have encouraged a flush of blooms.

Many of the Jewelweeds died from the 100f temps and drought but a few have come back to bloom.


Tropical day flower has a similar habit as the native dayflower with the exception of the leaves.


Althea-  Rose-of-Sharon: They are at their best this time of the year.


Mistflower (Eupatorium coelestinum) – its an aggressive native but the Fall flower display is worth it.


The plant giveaway at JC Raulston Arboretum at North Carolina State University is always fun to attend. Members can grab plants after the whistle is blown! People come prepared with wheelbarrows!


Until all plants are gone!

We have no hurricane threats this year….until now. We are waiting to see which direction Matthew will travel. Some rain would be nice but no wind!!

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7 responses to “Cooler weather brings Fall flowers.

  1. I never see this variety of flower… nice bloom 🙂

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  2. I agree with you on the Mistflower. I pull out all but a few every year. The giveaway sounds like fun. Hopefully, the hurricane will miss you.

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  3. For what it’s worth my local weather guy says it’s going to turn south again after Georgia. A 180 degree turn is odd.
    That’s a beautiful Rose-of-Sharon.

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  4. Thinking of you and Raleigh. Hope it isn’t too bad. And a question, plans are being drawn for my deck on the back of my Cameron Village condo. There will be a planter box, 12″ wide, 18″ deep, 6′ long, made from treated wood. Do you think I could have a small crape myrtle in there or hydrangeas and leave them year round? My builder said he could add some insulation to help prevent freezing. It has been a long time since I gardened in Raleigh, I would appreciate your opinion. Thanks

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