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Project by mmh posted 11-06-2009 12:21 AM 3091 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The garden is looking pretty shabby with the leaves falling off the trees, but I still have some blooms to enjoy, including the two Brugmansia, one of which survived the winter (USA zone 7A) as the root is next to the intake pipe of my pond and the other was a cutting that rooted. I planted the cutting this spring and it had a slow start with the cool/wet weather, but the pond mulm (gunk) from the summer’s cleaning gave it a real boost and it has been flowering for the past several weeks. We had a few mild cold spells but I covered it with Remay and it survived.

brugmansia

There seems to be a mutation of peach and white flowers on the same branch. I’ll have to see if it survives the winter and comes back with both colors of blooms.

brugmansia - peach & white

brugmansia,peach brugmansia,autumn blooms

The other flowers include zebra hollyhock – Malva sylvestris, Japanese toad lillies, Gruss Au Auchen rose, cosmos and a vibrant orange rose that blooms from spring to late fall.

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.



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hardiness zone 7a

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3780 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 11-06-2009 03:19 AM

oh wow.. the colours on all the flowers are so beautiful!!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 11-06-2009 05:42 AM

Wow. I am envious of your zone. To have brugs in bloom at this time of year, in our area, is unheard of, unless they are indoors. I can just imagine the wonderful fragrance around your yard in the evening. Do you know the variety of your brug? Thanks for sharing.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Radicalfarmergal

4312 posts in 3043 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 11-06-2009 06:31 AM

Beautiful flowers, mmh.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Iris43

3811 posts in 3410 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 11-06-2009 09:32 AM

Beautiful! What lovely flowers and how nice to still have them blooming at this time of the fall. Thanks for sharing with us.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Al_PG

95 posts in 2984 days
hardiness zone 3

posted 11-06-2009 12:20 PM

Wow, that great. I’m jealous.

-- Alan - Prince George

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Orchids77

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hardiness zone 5

posted 11-06-2009 09:51 PM

Oh Wow! Beautiful colors this time of the year. Thanks for sharing.

-- Orchids77

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mmh

332 posts in 3309 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 11-07-2009 09:04 AM

I also had a deep purple iris bloom, most likely a rebloomer, so I’ll have to nurture that one to plant more predomenantly in the future. One of my clients came by to pick up her walking stick [http://lumberjocks.com/projects/22478] that I made her and she stated that she was “So jealous!” that I had blooms! Gee, all over an iris!

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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Bon

7374 posts in 3560 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 11-08-2009 08:45 AM

Lucky you to live in a zone 7.It would be so great to have blooms all year round.But then I’d miss the snow blowing and shovelling and slippery roads.NOT (lol)

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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mmh

332 posts in 3309 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 11-09-2009 03:16 AM

Hey, it was 71F degrees here today! What a beautiful, sunny day we had. The frost has depleted the leaves of the brugmansia, so unfortunately it’s Kaputt.

The warm weather was greatly appreciated as we spent the day installing a new front door and didn’t have it in place for a few hours. Had it been cold and nasty, it would NOT have been a fun day.

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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jroot

5121 posts in 3410 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 11-09-2009 06:56 AM

I have seven brug blooms IN MY HOUSE right now. In the evening, one can hardly breath for the fragrance. My wife is threatening to cut off the flowers. :(

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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mmh

332 posts in 3309 days
hardiness zone 7a

posted 11-09-2009 10:28 AM

My brug isn’t that fragrant. I’ve only noticed a slight scent in the evening. Probably fortunate, as I’m sensitive to overly odiferous scents. I can’t stand lilacs, they give me a headache so I’ve uprooted the old fashioned lilac bush by my window.

I actually gave away a plant that was a Chinese whatever-you-call-it tree that had late summer clusters of flowers that were so pungent it made your eyes tear. The lady I gave it to said her husband complained. I haven’t seen her since!

-- A weed is a plant that is growing where it was not purposefully placed by human hands.

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mario1360

921 posts in 3195 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 11-09-2009 02:09 PM

how I envy your 7a zone….......:)

-- south shore montreal, zone 5a, whish it was 9

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