Suggestions for Fall Flowers?

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Suggestions for Fall Flowers?
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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 8:13pm

Anyone have suggestions for fall flowers? The last couple of weeks all I seem to see in everyone's gardens is Black-Eyed Susans. There must be something else that blooms in August in the north?

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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 4:12am

Great question, and I'm looking forward to seeing what others' suggestions are. I'm currently in the muggy south and hoping to plant a few Fall flowers to add some variety to all the green the rain has brought. I still have some gardenias blooming but I'd love bright colors to clip and add to a fall bouquet.

 



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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 10:08am

Even our black-eyed Susans are looking a little past their sell-by date here in NW Ohio. DH has a few coneflowers still in bloom, and there are some phlox and even some late-blooming roses, but for the most part, we don't have many fall bloomers in our garden. Everything bloomed early and got heat-shocked in midsummer and so our garden isn't behaving like in years past...

Traditionally around here, chrysanthemums are considered fall flowering plants as are asters... There's a good list here with the appropriate zones... although I'm not sure these zones have been updated t match teh new warmer ones: http://gardening.about.com/od/gardendesign/a/FallBloomers.htm



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Thu, 08-30-2012 - 11:58am

Yep, it's chrysanthemums here.  Then we put in pansies that bloom all winter.  


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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 10:31am
Thanks for the link, I'll check those out. We have Asters here too and Mums, and the Sedum is about to bloom, but August was pretty dull. My Phlox bloomed again but the flowers were so tiny I almost didn't notice them. Everything bloomed early here too. I think we are going to have to get used to that and rethink our gardens.

I would love to be able to grow flowers and veggies all winter, but I'd miss the snow. I have my African Violets to keep me happy in the winter :smileyhappy:
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Fri, 08-31-2012 - 1:10pm

Ah yes, pansies --- I rememebr now. And Busy Lizzies (AKA impatiens) did well in winter in the soutth (and in London too, for that matter! LOL)...



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