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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    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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    Photo 2

    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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    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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    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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    Autumn is here : Cyclamen flowers are awakening.

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    I have now dozens of them, mostly in the shaded places of the garden, all pink but one that is white :

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    The one camellia is definitely not 'Setsugekka'.
     
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    Well, it's fall again. Here are a few flowers in my 'hood. My neighbour put me on to these in front of the apartment building closest to the north end of the Burrard Bridge. I think they're Liriope muscari. The popular one that comes up is the cultivar 'Royal Purple'. I was just excited that I remembered the genus name.
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    Begonia grandis at Morton Park.
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    This seems to be Solanum jasminoides, at the last building before Stanley Park on Beach Avenue.
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    I posted these Lepechinia hastata in a Plants ID thread. Here they are in context, on the way to the Stanley Park Rose Garden. This is one hard name to remember. I've said the name many times in the past three days, and I haven't learned it yet, can't even get the first letter. "Leprechaun" is not working as a mnemonic (because I can't remember leprechaun). Other ideas are welcome.
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    I think these crocuses, in the bed next to the one above, might be Colchicum 'Waterlily', based on a photo from Chicago Botanic Garden at Crazy for Colchicum – My Chicago Botanic Garden.
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    I posted these flowers under the name Berberis x media last year in another thread, but I see that now they're called Berberis x hortensis (EDITED 2022jan15: wait, don't learn that, see Appreciation: - Flowers that bloom in the fall below) - the page at Berberis x hortensis (Media Mahonia, Oregon Grape) | North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox (ncsu.edu) has posted a couple of my photos under that name. (The CC BY 2.0 licence allows them to do that.) The flowering is just starting.
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    I have posted these Nicandra physalodes at least twice before somewhere. The seed pods are so striking now with the dark purple markings. They've been this way for at least two weeks.
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    These Osmanthus heterophyllus have to be the most fragrant plants in the neighbourhood now. One is variegated, the other not. The common name for this seems to be holly olive or false olive - these leaves are very tough, similar to holly, but the leaf arrangement is opposite.
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    There is a little community garden under the Burrard Bridge with lots of flowers now.
    I think these are hollyhocks, Alcea rosea.
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    Brugmansia still have flowers.
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    Here's a borage - I find hairy plants appealing.
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    Farther along on the seawall are what I think are Eruca sativa, Arugula, though they don't have the purple calyces or veining that are my usual identifiers.
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    Some type of Viburnum, I like the contrast of flowers with autumn foliage:
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    A rose that doesn't know when to quit:
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    Here is another rose that doesn't know when to quit. It's two blocks from me, across from a building I lived in, how can it be 40 years ago? In the first photo, the 6-story building on the left margin is where I lived; the whiter building next to it is infill on what used to be the parking lot. The last photo is catty-corner to my old apartment - I'm just including that to show a bit of what is really a very densely-populated neighbourhood between downtown and Stanley Park, with a lot of highrises.
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    I named this Camellia sasanqua, but I don't know - I don't know how to distinguish camellia species. This is downtown on W. Georgia, at the front of a little pocket park I like with 12 ornamental cherries.
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    Outside one of the Bentall Centre buildings downtown is a new seating area. These things called "Parasol" look like mushrooms.
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    That's old news. They're back to Mahonia x media. See Douglas Justice's recent posting at Berberis × hortensis 'Charity'.
     

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