It’s surprising how much is in bloom in October in New Hampshire, especially if you count the autumn leaves as blooms, which I do. We have had patchy frost, but tomorrow night we’re forecast temps in the mid 20sF, which means hard frost and maybe a freeze. The hanging basket begonia is coming inside!
Here’s what’s in bloom now, for
Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day.
Zinnias! Oh my, the blooms that keep on blooming.
Other annuals that give and give:
gblobe amaranth against ‘So Sweet’ hosta foliage
Clear Day orange gazania
cleome from seed
cosmos and alyssum
Cuphea Vermillionaire (Firecracker plant)
Perennials still blooming or looking fabulous:
last of anemone tormentosa blooms
hydrangea bloom with maple leaf
tansy shrub still blooming
buddleia still blooming!
snakeroot in rock wall
‘Bluebird’ aster and amsonia
bumblebee on ‘Bluebird’ aster
‘Bluebird’ aster with bumblebees and amsonia foliage
persicaria ‘Painters Palette’
tricyrtis ‘Samurai’ in bloom
Berries, fruits, veggies:
weeping ‘Jade’ crabapples
summer squash still growing!
red apples in tree
A few insects, spiders, slugs still hanging around, plus birds!
female Phidippus audax (bold jumping spider) with fly
aphids on asclepias
browncaterpillarheadPseudothyatira cymatophoroides (tufted thyatirid moth larva) in filipendula
flicker in spruce eating fruits from woodbine vine
hermit thrush in apple tree
Rodgersia and hosta foliage
leuchothoe branch and foliage
Olga Mezitt rhododendron, weeping ‘Jade’ crabapple
clethra with yellow foliage
oak tree turning
‘Gold standard’ hosta and geranium foliage
sedum, penstemon, swiss chard
penstemon (Husker Red? Dark Towers?) and phlox foliage
Virginia Creeper on rock wall
heuchera ‘Peach Flambe’
And last, garden landscapes:
slope and shed in the morning
side yard in the morning with tulip poplar
hydrangea, side yard in morning
slope and shed in evening
euonymus and tulip poplar
pink sky at night with crow
If you want more October beauty, check out these great blogs:
A Guide to Northeast Gardening on Long Island, NY, U.S.
Rusty Duck in southwest England, UK
Flutter & Hum in the Pacific Northwest U.S., featuring reds
the outlawgardener in Southeast Alaska, U.S.
Dangergarden in Portland, Oregon, U.S.
The Practical Plant Geek in Hales Corners, WI, U.S.
Garden in a City in Evanston, IL, U.S.
The Salem Garden, Salem, MA, U.S.
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Hey there! Thanks for sharing my post on your site! You do have a lot still happening up there in NH. I love that you’re focusing on the beauty that remains rather than what’s gone!
Foliage really does add to the picture doesn’t it. Glorious colours that you have! I love the Bluebird aster. And you have even made aphids look cute! Many thanks for the link again this month.
Your photos are always beautiful, Jessica! The Bluebird aster is amazing — long-lasting, vibrant, and always FULL of bumblebees and others. I think the aphids are cute and they don’t really hurt anything, so long as a monarch isn’t pupating on the plant.