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The Last Hurrah

October 27th, 2015

Last week when I was mowing, I spotted a few dandelions blooming in the lawn. I also noticed a few daisies blooming here and there as well. Yesterday I cut one final arrangement from the garden, there are still fairy roses, alyssum, hollyhocks and few other plants with a few remaining blooms.
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It’s the last hurrah of the flowers for the year. I’m always reminded this time of year that I need to add witch hazels and other winter interest plants. I’m actually working on an area by the driveway that will be dedicated to plants with winter interest. I’ll be referencing The Winter Garden, which is a fantastic book. In fact, I’ll probably pulling it out this week.

Are there any blooms left in your garden?

2 Comments to “The Last Hurrah”
  1. bonnie knox on October 27, 2015 at 8:32 am

    The bouquet is absolutely lovely. I like the idea of winter interest planting along the drive.
    I have Knock Out roses blooming, a little oxalis that was passed on to me from my mom who obtained it from a co-worker when Mom was a young woman, asters (wild and cultivated), and, of course, pansies and mums. I also have a little hardy cyclamen that is in bloom. The big show in central NC right now, though, is leaf color.

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  2. Kyle on October 27, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I mentioned following your post on winterberry that I am trying to create a winter garden. While everything is still too new in the ground to actually be aesthetically pleasing, my charity mahonia have put up beautiful yellow blooms. While all the plants currently look out of place, the bright flowers coming into bloom while everything else is dying back really is wonderful.

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