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Steve Garvie

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October in the Northern Hemisphere
« on: October 07, 2018, 10:36:43 PM »
Erigeron aureus “The Giant” -a second flush of flowers possibly brought on by the hot dry Summer.


Cyananthus incanus -In flower since the third week of August.


Lychnis senno -A rather classy Japanese perennial which produces eye-burning red flowers with bluish anthers in late-Summer/Autumn. Needs moist but well-drained humus-rich soil and light shade (except in Scotland).
« Last Edit: October 08, 2018, 06:54:16 PM by Steve Garvie »
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Re: October in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 11:27:05 AM »
Good photos, Steve. Great to see the hoverflies finding a food source.

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Re: October in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 05:35:45 PM »
Hi Steve,
I don't think the Erigeron is chrysopsidis 'Grand Ridge' - both leaves & flowers look different. What do you think? Either way, it's nice to get late flowers pushing the season into Autumn.

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Re: October in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 06:52:33 PM »
Hi Paul,
Driven by the conviction that I was right I marched up the garden in the rain to check the plant’s label.

.......You are correct it is Erigeron aureus ‘The Giant’ and not E. chrysopsidis.  ::)

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Re: October in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 06:05:07 PM »
Petunia exserta flowered a second time after cutting it back in August

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Re: October in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2018, 05:31:22 AM »
Chrysanthemum weyrichii still going strong after many nights at -5C
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Re: October in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2018, 01:42:05 PM »


Habaranthus robustus blooming in our garden.

A number of Habaranthus and Zephyranthus species have been blooming off and on over the past 4 to 6 weeks. They perform very well here in our part of California.

My wife and I had some time over the last few days to get many of our bulbs out of pots and into the garden.  :) The majority are California native Allium, Brodiaea, Dichelostemma, Trileleia, and Calochortus species. Many of the Calochortus bulbs are large enough to bloom this coming spring. We are looking forward to this event.  :)
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Re: October in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2018, 04:10:48 PM »
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Re: October in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2018, 06:39:19 PM »
the lychnis is superb. I imagine he is making his seeds too late for srgc exchange?
I also like Erigeron aureus with its very clean lines.

Clematis cirrhosa
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Re: October in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2018, 08:55:09 AM »
Véronique,
Do you cultivate the Clematis outside?

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Re: October in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2018, 01:07:02 PM »
Yes; it is oriented southwest, in a corner, well protected. sunny in winter, shaded in the afternoon in summer .
 It is not long since I have it and lately, the winters have been mild. (-7 °).
 this clematis is widely distributed, and some clones are perhaps less hardy (like var balearica)
Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles', this one, seems rustic until -12 ° C, or even beyond. this October weather is beautiful and it blooms well.

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Re: October in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2018, 07:00:52 PM »
Thank you Véronique - I guess it will be a little bit risky to cultivate the species here (7 b) (?)

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Re: October in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2018, 09:21:05 PM »
I bought a clematis many years ago as C. cirrhosa. It has pale green petals with a faint touch of pale purple. It grows well against a wall facing west.

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Re: October in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #13 on: Today at 12:28:57 AM »
The mid October look in SW Ontario, with golden foliage sugar maples (Acer saccharum) and ever beautiful Hepatica in the woods; in the garden, autumn Crocus, C. speciosus and these ones in the picture which I have no idea what they are (sold as cartwrightianum) plus few other late flowers.






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Re: October in the Northern Hemisphere
« Reply #14 on: Today at 04:59:36 AM »
Nice set of Pictures, Gabriela. The Crocus looks like a pulchellus hybrid, maybe with speciosus.
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