Monday, October 15, 2012

What's Blooming: October 2012

Today is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! Here's a look at what's growing and blooming in my Long Island garden this month.

The Montauk Daisy (Nipponanthemum nipponicum) is in full bloom. All summer long, my husband asked me "What's the deal with this plant? When is it going to bloom?" Just wait, I told him. And sure enough, when everything else is starting to settle into the coolness of autumn, these beautiful daisies open up and smile at all who pass by.

The Sedum 'Autumn Joy' has morphed from the vibrant pink of last month to a beautiful deep maroon color, more fitting for this time of year.

I love how the Hosta leaves begin to change color, similar to the tree leaves. The golden yellow against the fading green is simply lovely.

A few Black Eyed Susans remain, looking more attractive next to the deep color of the sedums now.

And the Burning Bush (Euonymus alata 'Compactus') is starting to live up to its name. The leaf colors will all turn a vibrant shade of red and truly look like it's on fire. 

We are busy working to complete the backyard renovation project in the next two weeks. Have a look at what we've done so far!

As always, any thanks to Carol over at May Dreams Gardens for hosting the monthly Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day


  1. Always enjoy visiting another Long Islander's garden! Your Sedum and Montauk Daisys are lovely and complement one another beautifully! Happy GBBD and Happy Fall!

  2. You have a beautifully colorful garden, Kate! And for me, it is a good thing because it clearly signifies a garden full of life. How about adding a river rock and water-wise grasses? Don’t worry. Adding those wouldn’t tear down the beauty of your garden, even a little bit. It is actually an eye-catching upgrade. Another thing is it reduces turf maintenance. ;)

  3. Montauk daisies are one of those dazzling flowers that I really like. When I was young, my mother used to place daisies in our rooms. They are simply gorgeous and they can make any room a lovelier place to be in!

  4. This is how you diversify your garden. I bet those who pass by your garden will not just take a glimpse of it, but stop and feel the awesomeness of nature's beauty. The vibrant colors of the different flowers will never fail to put a smile on everyone’s face.


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