Monday, October 03, 2011

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

Welcome to the first Bloomin' Tuesday in October.

I still have a few blooms and the bees are still buzzin' as you can see by this blanket flower picture. It's been in the 50's all week but is going to start warming up little by little tomorrow.
The Chocolate Joe Pye Wed is finally in bloom. I like the reddish color the plant adds to the garden as well as the white fuzzy flowers.
The ornamental Kale is a lot smaller than I expected. This is my first time to plant it and I might have gotten a small variety. I do love the color it adds and the smaller plant would work well in a planter.
The Toad Lily is blooming in the shade garden. The blooms are a little hard to see against all the falling leaves.
The plant does look good next to the colorful Chameleon.

The Cape Fuchsia has been blooming a little all summer. No big show, just a few blooms at a time but I do like the color and shape of the blooms.

I'm anxious to see what is still bloomin' in your garden. Just add your name and permalink to Mr. Linky and a link to this post on your blog. Thanks for sharing your garden with us!

1. Corner Garden, NE
2. Through My Garden Window
3. Suzanne in Colorado
4. daisy
5. Darla, North Florida
6. Secret Garden
7. Racquel
8. Moon vine flower
9. My Omaha Garden
10. LindyLouMac in Italy
11. Deb

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Deb said...

Jean, your gardens still look nice in October! I haven't had a new bloom in awhile now, but I still check in to see yours. Enjoy your fall!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Jean,
I enjoyed your blooms. I haven't grown some of them, like the toad lily before. It's sweet, as is the ornamental kale. I don't think my chocolate joe pye weed is blooming yet. I'll have to check.

Suzanne said...

In spite of the cool temps your garden is still gorgeous! Love the kale. Thanks for hosting as always, Jean!

daisy said...

Temps in the 50's and still all that color? Fabulous!

Darla said...

I still don't know why I don't have blanket flower here. That Kale should continue to grow.

SavannahGranny said...

I think this may be my first time partying with you. I do thank you for hosting. Ginger

Racquel said...

It really feels like Fall out there now Jean. The garden is winding down from the dog days of summer.

Abby said...

Hi! Stopping by from Just Another Hang Up, thank you for hosting. You still have some beautiful colors in your garden. Ornamental Kale is one of my favorites during winter.

Lisa @ My Omaha Garden said...

Beautiful kale!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

You are colder than us at the moment, but you still have some lovely colour in your garden. I am pleased to be linking up with you this week and will be visiting the other participants.

Zoey said...

Hi Jean,
Did you plant your ornamental kale in the summer or just recently? I planted some back in June and it quite tall. I expected it to stay round, but I guess it's OK. At least it gives me a bit of fall color and the worms did not eat it this summer.

I like the Choc. Joe Pye. I don't remember seeing that one.