What still looks good in YOUR garden....

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  1. Pieter

    Pieter Active Member

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    It's getting harder to find things in the yard that haven't fallen into senescence as yet, and even that offers some fascinating sights, however brief they last.

    We decided this spring that we'd pretty well had enough of the hanging baskets with the usual annual suspects and we did all ours using mostly a wide variety of perennials. This basket was one of your favourites and while not the most splashy over the summer, it continues to show some welcome colour in the garden this time of year. And yes, there is an annual in this basket, but it's unlikely we'll use any next year at all.

    You just cant' go wrong with backlight.....any time of year.
     

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    I like the left one Pieter!

    I am just learning about lighting in images and that image I like looks awesome, thanks for sharing your garden.
     
  3. PennyG

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    I agree, that is so pretty.
    I really dont have anything alive now, we had a few days of heavy frosts that did in everything.
     
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    Awe soz Penny,

    I still have some color because its still in double figures (weather).

    I bought frost jackets some three weeks ago thinking frost would be here by now. Its supposed to get colder next week.

    A new Fuchia is my Delta Sarah, and a yellow daisy like plant thats never going to lose flowers, maybe in the frost when it comes.

    The yellow has been a fantastic plant. No idea what its called.

    The Delta Sarah is not my image, mine took a battering in the wind and rain.
     

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    We have Bacopa in several of our hanging baskets and it looks so fabulous this time of year. It's not quite a perennial for us in our zone, but it seeds itself quite readily and every spring we end up digging out oodles of their seedlings.
     

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    Thanks SilverSurfer,

    Its certainly a plant I can reccomend. Its just a mall Alpine and works. I even chpped some off it and still it flowers.

    Pieter,

    I know the plant, we have another name for it. Looks great as you say in an hanging basket.
     
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    I love that fushia! Believe it or not, I still have some coleus growing. This picture of it was taken last summer. The hanging plant with pink flowers is still flowering.
     

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    Well done everyone,

    Everything looks great, and the fuschia is stunning, what a pretty pink!
     
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    Whooo...that pink Coleus is also an awesome color!

    I can't get a good shot of my Fuchia (that image is my kind of Fuchia but image is not mine) for wind and rain battering it.

    Its obviouly an upright like most hardy Fuchias but I want to wait before planting it in the lawn, give it time to grow up some.

    Great images for november people.
     
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    Here are 3 pics of a sedum
    One in a basket.
    The other in a pot. And one blossom.
    It goes thru colour changes at this time of year while being a gray green most of the time.
    It starts to bloom some time in Oct.

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    Great looking hardy? fuchsia variety.
    Hope to see it around here soon!
     

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    I kept this ghost plant inside for many years, planted in an old wok.The I gradually moved it to the porch and then out further and left it longer until now,
    it is left outside all year, under some cover as rains do it no good.
    I bought it as an indoor plant.
    It grows readily from one leaf left on a sill.
    And needless to say here, requires little water.

    There's also a euphorbia that grows low and trailing which makes an excellent basket item too but can't find pic.

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    Hi, Dana09!
    Beautiful sedums! Never knew they could change color like that. In your post with the 3 pix, can you tell me what those varieties are?
    Thanks!
     
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    The right end first set Dana is really beautiful, if you ever get seed please pm me...gorgeous!

    My Fushia looks dead after more high winds and rain...arggggggge!

    I waited since summer end for it to bloom.
     
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    Hello Ann,

    Nice you dropped by here. Agree that Sedum is to die for.

    Sedum does change color. A friend's is from green to cerisey color. This Sedum has'nt been fed or looked after, the friend is in hospital and is 80 years old.Had it had care as it should have it would have been a much richer color.
     

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  16. What a surprise to find an iris reblooming in our garden this morning. The supplier guaranteed it would, but we were skeptical.
     

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    WOW!
    AN Iris!
    And white - how lovely.

    Katalina......do you know off hand the name of that variety of sedum?

    Mine seems to requires total neglect and to be outside I thought, to get those colour changes!
    My poor thing in the big pot ought to be much larger - starved.
    And also, I see them change to more reds when they get more sun to fry them, as well as starvation.
    Hardy and tough as nails, as they say.....
    Don't think i've ever managed to kill a sedum of any variety and i've tried a few in baskets or mini pots as for bonsai etc.

    That one grows in a plane form, looking like a flat plate of green before it starts its fall changes.
    It does not droop much or hang and trail as do most of the others.

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    I knew I hadn't taken a picture of my hardy Fuchsia magellanica for a month or so and when I offloaded the pictures from the camera to the 'puter I noticed there actually was a Lacewing on one of the flowers.... This Fuchsia bush has done well for us and I've seen folks use it here in row plantings lining a driveway as a lovely, colourful alternative to the usual suspects.
     

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    Dana,

    Sorry I don't know the variety of the Sedum. Thing is I save my tickets off plants so I know what kind, how to care etc. Next door will have thrown it away once planted.

    I will keep looking on the net. Do Sedums go to seed, I don't know or I could send you some. Problem being its my first season to look for seed off my plants.

    Pieter,

    Up to finding my Delta Sarah Fuchia I found the winter hardy ones were always the same red and purple, they are always small unlike their summer sisters. Delta Sarah comes a little bigger reason why I bought it.

    I can tell you the reds grow very big...here they do. My friend's is huge and almost covers her small lawn.

    A very nice specimen you have there Pieter.
     
  20. Dana09

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    'Scuse me K,
    I posted the three pics of some i have been growing for 8 yrs.
    I have given away lots. Roots as easily as any other sedum too.

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    Yes Pieter,
    My Magellan Fuchsias are also still looking good. They seem not to mind the rain too much or the cool temps either. Fortunate for the hummy still coming to feed daily here.
    I'll post a pic of that one and also one of the 'Alba' which is actually pink, if you can see it there,; i have none of only the flower. It took a year or 3 before the hummies saw it as a food plant but they use it freely now.
    I had a very large plant of the regular Magellan which had stems 3-4" around and was at least 7-8 ft tall. It was in a good location, no wet feet, for winter survival but last year was too much for the exposed branches above ground tho it has recovered nicely this year.
    In Tofino there is a house in town which has a hedge of these plants at the sidewalk that looks as if it has been there for many years.
    Also, I have a 'mini' fuchsia which stays on in the cool temps for the hummies too. I'll post a pic of it with the Magellan so you can see the diff.

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    And last nite, when organizing files I saw one of the euphorbia that also makes for a good basket subject as it drapes and blooms and goes thru some lovely colour changes. Easily grown from seeds which explode from the pods. Wood bugs seem to love the seeds but not the plant!
    This is a Spring pic and not in a basket but a nice example anyway.
    Right now this plant is in its growing phase and is all gray/green branches of leaves.

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    scuse me Dana!

    I thought you meant you wanted the name of mine...my mistake.

    No need to quote all my message, just quote the reletive line please.

    I also know sedum roots easily, seeing as I root Sedum every chance I get.

    That was saying about Sedum, and how it may or may not set seed. I was asking no one in particular in actual fact Dana.

    And had it set seed I was prepared to send some out to you.
     
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    Seen that one here -- I don't like the shade of yellow.
     
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    Thanks for the kind offer of seeds K!
    Please do pardon how easily I get confused.
    I have never looked for their seeds as they root so well.

    That shade of yellow is the bloom stage and does not last more than a month. But we do not keep things we hate in our gardens do we ?
    Well, not for long!

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