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Friday, October 17, 2008

Dregs of Summer, Part 3 of 3

Foliage tips show evidence of drought.

Surprise Lily, Resurrection Lily
(Lycoris) going to seed.

Magnolia seed cone.

Nasturtium and Zinnia

Perilla and Hosta

Miniature Pumpkin

Sedum in the Terrace
Sedum spurium ‘Fulda Glow’

A vignette by Nature

Little pear tomatoes

Old bloom heads on Leatherleaf Viburnum

This is the only wild aster I have.
Its blooms look much like Daisy Fleabane.

Yucca filamentosa
is a native plant in Eastern U.S.A.
The curly filaments are visible in the photo.

The tiny pool contains:
Pickerel Weed (blue) and Equisetum hyemale, and
a hardy, white water lily (not shown).


Kate in NJ said...

Your photos are always so beautiful.
I especially love that little pumpkin. ;-)

Barbee' said...

kate in nj (New Jersey, U.S.A.): Thank you, Kate. We had 18 little pumpkins off that one vine! I have 2 of them on my kitchen steps to see every time I go in and out. I think all these photos were made by our local son. His contribution to the blog and web site is enormous.

Balisha said...

Hi Barbee.
I would love to take a walk through your beginning "header" picture. It looks so peaceful.
Have a nice Sunday.

Barbee' said...

Balisha (Illinois, U.S.A.): Thank you, same to you! We had some more rain, so the trees are turning colors. I thought they might just turn brown and drop due to the drought.

Kerri said...

Barbee', I've loved seeing your summer's end flowers. We have some tiny pumpkins as well as the big ones. They're cute mixed with the gourds.
I had that first talinum you showed in my sedum dish garden last year, but it didn't winter over. My daughter's beau said it might reseed, but alas, it didn't. I hope to someday plant it again. The flower is so pretty above those sedum-like leaves.
This summer I grew the second talinum you pictured and loved those bright green leaves! I'll definitely that one again. Old Lady's hatpin is a fitting name :)
I'm so glad you're feeling better with the cooler weather. Our fall color has already mostly turned to drab and the cold is upon on. Very chilly out today with gray skies and a cold wind. I'm trying to work up the ambition to go out and empty some more containers, but so far I'm not having much luck :)

Barbee' said...

Kerri (New York, U.S.A.): Thank you, Kerri. I think that kind of weather is on its way here tonight. I can't complain. We have had a long stretch of perfect weather and the cooler temps that you mentioned. The first Talinum is perennial and should have come back for you. I mulch mine with crushed limestone ever since I read about the Ky. Native Plant Society, during one of their field trips, took a detour by the limestone glades on their way home, to see if the Fameflowers were blooming. It is late breaking dormancy, and could easily be accidentally dug out during spring planting. Every year I stand and stare at mine, but it finally awakens.

The second one I showed is an annual and it makes many seeds. It should come back for you if you let it go to seed. It is late waking up, too, but in mid to late summer, here come the little seedlings. Maybe more than you would want :)