Monday, October 15, 2012

GBBD 10.12

It's that time again ladies and gentlemen, Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. As many of you know Carol at May Dream Gardens sponsors this popular meme every month. Be there are be square.
Fall is here in south central Kansas which is still recovering from a drought. I've had to squeeze my irrigation amount, do to economics. However, we received 1.5 inches of nitrogen fixed rainfall (that means rain with lighting), and this will be a plus before winter sets in. So lets begin with my garden.
Welcome to Kansas-Rudebeckia hirta, Salvia farinacea and Nasella tenuissiama.
Rosa 'Noare'
Rosa 'Noare' and Aster novi-belgii 'Wood's Blue'
 Linaria purpurea and Aster laevis
Schizachyrium scoparium 'The Blues' and Salvia 'Indigo Spires'
Artichoke
 Rudebeckia hirts 'Denver'.
Front walk-kind of hard to walk but it sure does smell good. Mostly globe basil (volunteer) and Salvia.
 Front Hell Strip-Yucca rigida, Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue', Andropogon gerardii, Agastache
foeniculum, Vicea, Nasella tenuisiuma, and Nepeta.
View from other direction.
Ascelepias incarnata. A few seed head before I make like a tree and leaf.
Datura.




31 comments:

  1. I am glad you finally got some rain. I am listening to some fall as I type this. Happy GBBD!

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  2. Hell Strip is looking wonderful and I love the photo of the Datura-very cool! Your gardens always look great and are putting on quite a show for Fall. Happy GBBD to you!

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  3. We just had a rain storm with lightening, so I am looking forward to that boost for the plants. Your garden looks lovely with so many lovely purples and golds. Happy GBBD!

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  4. I can never be sure whether my blogger comments 'take.' I think it isn't happening here unless I use my Wordpress address, which is why my Bloom Day has an echo.

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  5. When I had to 'do over' I forgot to retype my first impression, which was that the purples of Autumn are wonderful and your garden is too.

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  6. Ha! Do people brave the sidewalk or go around into the street?! I would have to push right on through the plants as the smell of the basil would be so worth it!
    Happy GBBD, Greggo. Oh, and thank you for your nice words about the tribute to my friend. They were very much appreciated ;) You're such a sweet, softy.

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    1. thanks, your story was inspirational.

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  7. I haven't seen 'Noare' before now, what a charmer.

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    1. It also known as Flower Carpet Red.

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  8. Beautiful blooms! The Asters with the ornamental trellis make a lovely photo. Happy GBBD!

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  9. You have a spectacular yard. I'd have to walk by that place every day...and possibly "steal" a snipping or two!
    :D

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    1. Thank you Sue. You can steal a snip anytime.

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  10. Very pretty!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  11. Happy GBBD!!!! Great photos as usual. Love the artichoke shot. Those never cease to impress.

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  12. Your garden looks so beautiful in the fall and despite the drought. I want to walk on that sidewalk and can almost smell it from here.

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  13. Fall in Kansas - not too shabby! The forms and colors look like ABQ sees in another month - funny the faster changes there on the great plains.

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  14. Could you please ship your entire garden to my house in Muskogee OK? I'll pay shipping.

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    1. Glad to see another blogger near by. Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Your hell-strips are fabulous right now! Those Panicums took my breath away...and I'm so jealous you can grow Andropogon without it flopping!

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    1. Yes Scott I am surprised the big blues hasn't flopped. I'm not surprised that little blue is flopping, I' m trying to developed some support system which isn't intrusive.

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  16. Is that front walk/hell strip before or after city-ordered cleanup? Never did hear much more out of you over that one. You almost snared me, Greggo, with the beauty of that Rosa 'NOAre'...otherwise known as Velvet Flower Carpet.

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    1. Prof., yea I purposely used the Noare name to snare yous guys. he he. Yes its just Flower carpet red. Actually these plant were not the issue. However I have had to trim the sidewalk considerably after my neighbor decided to manually mash prune them himself.

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  17. You really have a lush garden which looks like it is taking over the neighborhood growing right across the sidewalk. Any neighbors take issue? They would here.

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    1. Yes, I had to prune them tonight.

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  18. Great Plants, Great Garden, Great Blog. I love the Rudebeckia , I recently found a stand of that purple splased variety or commonly known as Piney Woods Blackeyed Susan in the wild. I have my eye on it for seed. Thanks for the tour.

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  19. Randy, maybe we need an seed exchange.

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  20. greggo, your garden is really full! Spilling over, even. Your grasses look great. Mine have not looked that good for a couple of years. Guess the droughts have taken their toll.

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  21. Love all of these combos, Greggo! For some reason, I always pass by 'Indigo Spires' for 'Black & Blue' when I'm grabbing salvias... but I think that I need to pick up the former next year, after seeing yours.

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  22. Love everything, but the grasses are the stars in autumn garden!

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  23. Yes, sure do love your grasses. They are so lovely this time of year. Nasella (or Stipa) is a great smaller grass. Will Google the 'Dewey Blue'.

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Thanks for leaving any comments, they are always welcomed. Sorry I had to add word verification as spam was becoming a huge problem. Greggo,