Appreciation: Flowers that bloom in the fall

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    It looks like my own photos of Camellia sasanqua 'Setsugekka', with the dark buds and bits of pink remaining on the open petals, but hardly any of the internet photos look like that, so I don't know. I can only really do Camellias with labels. They're so pretty like that.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I have flowers for the Daphne above. Nobody's corrected the name Daphne x transatlantica; maybe it really is that.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This isn't what you meant, but it's one I just saw today. It's a Lepidote type (scales on the leaf backs), deciduous-looking, white flowers tinged with a bit of pink. I'd guess Rhododendron Cilpense Group, but the leaves don't look hairy enough.
     
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    November / US Thanksgiving - still blooming

    Sunny pix today of garden getting tired clearly but still brave - and the coast hummingbirds like the flowers

    Blue flower is Brookside geranium (cranesbill) — thé deer snacked one side of it but left the other side to admire (polite deer ;)

    I estimate that the long flower stem is approx 18 inches vertical

    I am not usually around to tend to these - and even if I am, i am lazy about food and water) so I recommend this one if you like the old Johnson’s Blue (this Brookside seems more “long-standing” )
    Brookside Cranesbill - Monrovia - Brookside Cranesbill

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    And a somewhat hardy fuchsia “Santa Claus” in a container tucked in to sheltered south area nr Vanc BC - thé hummingbirds love it!

    It is a small mounding fuchsia as described by well known grower Monrovia — it is NOT tall and leggy like my old Magellans

    The bloom is not large but is wider than the slender Magellan’s blooms

    It does like some good gentle food esp cuz this one is in a container approx 12” x12”

    Santa Claus Fuchsia - Monrovia - Santa Claus Fuchsia

    I forget if Coast BC birds are Anna’s or Rufous .... I think rufous with bright red-pink throat feathers
     

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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    A friend in Nanoose Bay has had Camellia sinensis blooming for at least a couple of weeks now. I can't tell if it is the same as the one in @vitog 's post #25.
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    Acercholic posted the ones he saw in the Take a Walk on the Wild Side forum, so I'll add these to our collection of fall and winter blooms. I saw these gorse flowers in Stanley Park two days ago - not a beacon of colour, but still nice to see. I reported them earlier this year to the folks who want sightings of invasive plants.
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I'm not sure whether to post these in 'Flowers that Bloom in the Fall' or 'Virtual Garden Tour' so I'll add them to both.

    1 - 3 Viburnum showing bud, flowers and berries . . . been going on like this for weeks
    4, 5 Winter-flowering Jasmine . . . close to full bloom already
    6 Gold and Silver Chrysanthemum . . . still going strong
     

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    Winter jasmine and clematis 'Freckles'
     

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