Friday, October 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – October 2010


Ahhh, the eternal passing of time. It’s GBBD again, and I see that the flowers this year are rather similar to last year’s. However, Autumn hasn’t progressed quite so rapidly with the witch hazel – the leaves are still very green apart from a slight colour change clinging to the edges of each leaf.

 IMG_7081 Toad lily – a highlight of white in a shady border that looks best in the spring.

IMG_7078     Actaea simplex. Cimicifuga was a name that you could roll around your mouth; Actaea is a much spikier name.


Rudbeckia ‘Goldsturm’ and Cercis ‘Forest Pansy’ leaves


Aster (possibly ‘Andenken an Alma Potschke’ – areal mouthful of a name)


Another aster, only about 30cm high. It is a wall of flowers at the moment.


Ivy flowers – swarming with flies, hoverflies and wasps


And waiting in the wings for November’s GBBD – Fatsia flowers.

Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting GBBD. Visit her to see flowers blooming around the world.


Anna said...

Let's start a campaign to bring back cimicifuga post haste! Isn't it fascinating watching the fastia flowers at this time of year - they are unfurling by the day :)

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Great blooms. Love the Asters!

Janet/Plantaliscious said...

I love Fatsia buds, they always look slightly sinister. My 'Forest Pansy' is way behind yours in terms of Autumn colour, it looks amazing against the Rudbekia. Glorious photos as ever!

Anonymous said...

Nice selection. Love blue asters, especially in October.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I'm happy with the name Actaea, it's shorter, so quicker to type. Love that fuschia ex-aster.

noel said...


what a very nice tour of your garden this morning, i enjoyed the beautiful flowers and the ivy flowers are great macros

thanks for sharing that with us

Town Mouse said...

Beautiful. Looking at everyone else's bounty, I know I must have asters next fall!

Glad you have some food for all the insects as well. Happy Bloom Day!

Kate said...

Well, I've not heard of Fatsia so I'll be sure to pop back over here next month to unravel that mystery. Very pretty photos! Happy bloom day! ;-)

scottweberpdx said...

Beautiful post....adore the Actea...and the Cercis is lovely!

Northern Shade said...

Oh yes, Cimicifuaga was much more lyrical and fun to say. Did yo notice that when the Genus name of Actaea was changed, some of the species to have been reassigned too? I find the nomenclature of these ones hard to keep track off. However, it is still a tall and pretty flower in the garden.

I like your asters that make a rolling landscape, definitely floriferous.

Layanee said...

Lovely blooms on this October Bloom Day. I do love the cimicifuga/Actea. It is dramatic with either pronunciation.

lbc flower delivery philippines said...

Oh! I love those beautiful flowers so colorful. I also try to collect flowers and put it in a cute vase. I enjoyed reading your article. It makes a lot of sense. Thanks for sharing.


Belinda said...

These photos take my breath away.