Octoberfest Bloom Day

October 15, 2009.  In honor of Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and in spite of light frost, some flowers remain defiant to the cold. 

mums 10-12-09_edited Of course there are mums – it would hardly be October in New England without mums.  These red ladies returned from last year – taller, wider, and more showy than before.  Next to the mums, some Alpine strawberries still offer an occasional bite-size berry.






last endless summer blossom 10-09_editedEndless Summer hydrangea lives up to its name – one last blossom holds on, showing purple, blue, and green.






P7180677_edited late morning glory 10-12-09_editedCosmos stand 6 feet tall, facing the weather seemingly without care while they dance in the breezes with ornamental grass fronds.

This morning glory opened earlier in the week and shines even bluer than its predecessors – it’s color mimicking the temperature of the air.





bearded iris-late surprize 10-12-09_editedOne bearded iris decided to shoot up a final flower stalk before cold really sets in.  A special treat for me … iris are my absolute favorite flower.  The first photo shows it on October 12 … the next shots show it more open last night.  A stunningly beautiful way to say so long … see you in the spring.






 late iris surprize 10-14-09_edited late iris surprize-2 10-14-09_edited late iris surprize-1 10-14-09_edited

Happy Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.  Visit May Dreams Gardens – where Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day began.  There you can catch links to bloggers’ blossoms everywhere.





3 comments for “Octoberfest Bloom Day

  1. October 15, 2009 at 5:34 am


    Happy Bloom Day! What a nice surprise to have a lone bearded iris blooming right now. How funny to think of the mums and the iris blooming in the same garden. Mother Nature certainly can be amazing.

  2. joenesgarden
    October 15, 2009 at 7:01 am

    Exactly, and the mums and iris are no more than a few feet from each other. I may have to pick the iris though, to prevent losing it in our forecast nor’easter.

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