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Holly Pilon, 29 October 2020

Just got back from a quick trip to the UP, and guess what—it's winter up there.

Here's a few pictures. The first is a snow squall that came through, next is a mossy log along the Hurricane River, and the last a plant I found growing in a crack in a log in the Sable River near Lake Superior. And there were still leaves on the trees as the snow came down.

Patrick Ion, 29 October 2020

I realized upon seeing Rimmer's saffron picture of 29 October that, essentially a year ago, 31 Oct 2019, we were actually in the fields of the saffron cooperative in Elimeia, Kozani, Greece. It is one of the oldest areas of commercial saffron production in the world. Saffron has long been the world's most costly spice by weight; see The governmental seat of the area is called Krokos. So I looked out some pictures from then on the Fall Tour to Greece organized by NARGS.

Rimmer de Vries, 29 Oct 2020

Rimmer de Vries, 29 Oct 2020

Blooms on Clematis vinacea seem larger in the fall. Also a clump of saffron.

Tony Reznicek, 23 Oct 2020

This Friday was lovely — at least until the rain hit late afternoon. So it was nice to get out and see a few more things still in bloom.

Many spring blooming bulbs and corms have fall counterparts. Crocus, Colchicum, Cyclamen, and Sternbergia are good examples -- but here is a fall snowdrop, Galanthus reginae-olgae. I just need a few hundred more! Another well known garden plant that has both spring and fall bloomers is Hamamelis, where our native witch-hazel, H. virginiana, blooms in the fall. Though it does not have the palette of colors nor such large flowers as the Asian spring flowering hybrids, a couple are still nice because the blooms are present after the leaves fall, making for a better show.

Fairly new to me is Anemone 'Dreaming Swan'. This is a cross between A. xhybrida — the well known and fast-spreading Japanese fall anemone, and the Himalayan A. rupicola. It is a clumper, so no taking over a huge area, a big plus, and is also a bit shorter. This is its last flower — and so far so good performing in our climate.

Finally, a plant that does not bloom every year where I have it because of frosts is the rhizomatous perennial Impatiens omeiana. It's grown for foliage mainly, but the flowers are quite large and nice when they develop.

We're surely getting close to a hard frost — but enjoy flowers while we can.

Tony Reznicek, 16 Oct 2020

Tony Reznicek, 16 Oct 2020

Now, normally, this would be a time in the garden to start packing up and admiring fall color (until all those leaves fall — ugh!). And there was a light touch of frost last night. But some of us can't give up on flowers quite yet. Here are a few late things still in bloom today. A couple at least will be on the sale tables. We don't see some of these bloom every year, but planting them in a protected spot where they'll survive the first light frosts is important — these are not for frost pockets. but the late bloomers in the rock garden (the Alliums and Orostachys) are quite frost resistant. They are the main show now, and amazingly, there is one more onion to come — still in bud — Allium kiiense.

Rimmer de Vries, 14 Oct 2020

Rimmer de Vries, 14 Oct 2020

Fall Colors near Bowling Green KY.

Holly Pilon, 13 Oct 2020

Holly Pilon, 13 Oct 2020

Still getting a few new bloomers in my yard. The first is Sternbergia lutea, growing in sun on my extension, along with the second, Nipponanthemum nipponicum, also known as the Montauk Daisy. And along my driveway, my Anemone sylvestris is reblooming, for the first time I have noticed. See everyone Saturday.

Tony Reznicek, 10 Oct 2020

The lovely weather continues — and so do late flowers. It is now the season of fall Crocus species. Most Colchicum are finished, but there are still a few other things around the edge of the rock garden.

Rimmer DeVries, 10 Oct 2020

Some Spiranthes here now.