Pacific Northwest Gardening forum: 50 Shades of Gray in October

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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Oct 2, 2013 3:31 PM CST
So far, nothing but dark dreary and wet days. Perhaps we can find spots of color here and there, or simply showcase the changing of the season with spent blooms. Here's the tail end of my hydrangeas, and crocosmia waiting to be cut back:

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And a welcome splash of color against the gray sky from this dahlia:

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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Oct 2, 2013 11:04 PM CST
I hear ya Deb. I'll go walk the gardens in the morning see what I can fine. No Indian summer for us this year. Thumbs down
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 7, 2013 9:12 AM CST
Even though they look ratty, I'll leave the sunflowers for the birds; monkshood is always a welcome late bloom; and the peonies are turning a lovely color:
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I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Oct 11, 2013 11:44 AM CST
End of season color/interest - Joe Pye, blackberry, fireweed

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I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Oct 11, 2013 12:54 PM CST
Kind of forgot about this but did get a few pictures.
J. Maple 'Peaches and cream'


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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Oct 15, 2013 4:32 PM CST
These views are from "behind the dumpster" in a parking lot where I work.


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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Oct 15, 2013 9:06 PM CST
Fantastic day today! Really beautiful Rick.
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 22, 2013 11:31 PM CST
These are lovely photos all! Thumbs up
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Oct 29, 2013 9:35 AM CST
First frost at my house last night. Burrrr, I better get busy today and bring the last in for the winter.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 29, 2013 10:15 AM CST
Second frost for me, but not a killing frost. I usually get that about Halloween, though, so expecting it soon. Hoping to get some leaves swooped up in the lawnmower today to drop on the beds, but it's been staying pretty damp until about mid-afternoon, so will have to work fast.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Oct 29, 2013 11:58 AM CST
I'm going to take The Weather Channel's 30-day stats with more skepticism. I saw a hint of frost in one spot this morning, yet TWC's observed low was still "42F".

I'm sure micro-climate can make 10 degrees of difference across a whole ZIP code.

WeatherUnderground says it got down to 38.

Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
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Bonehead
Oct 29, 2013 12:02 PM CST
It was just a skoshe below 30 on my outdoor thermometer this morning, logged daily at 8 am.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Oct 29, 2013 12:03 PM CST
I'm going to have to get an outdoor thermometer so I have a little "reality" to compare the websites to.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
Oct 29, 2013 12:23 PM CST
Mine is set up outside the window next to my computer, so it is easy for me to remember to check and log daily temps. This window also looks out at my bird feeders and a chickadee will often perch on the thermometer to peer in at me (or perhaps just admire his own reflection, who knows).
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
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Bonehead
Oct 31, 2013 2:32 PM CST
And we end October with more rain and grayness... Happy Halloween to everyone. We won't get any trick or treaters, and no parties to go to. Just another quiet night at home.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Oct 31, 2013 2:38 PM CST
I kind of like the spooky, gray darkness from all the fog - on Halloween, at least.

Too bad it's in the AM, not the PM!
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Oct 31, 2013 5:19 PM CST
Happy Halloween everyone!
This isn't a costume photo Shrug!
A stand of green bamboo that I walk by often and love!
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Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Nov 13, 2013 2:49 PM CST
Nice! The Miller Library in Seattle has a nice stand of black bamboo.

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The birds are working on striping the echie seeds
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Last of the hydrangea but the Pink Dawn is gearing up.

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Disporum longistyium 'Night Heron'

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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Pacific Northwest Hummingbirder
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gg5
Nov 13, 2013 11:20 PM CST
Spring, is blackbird a euphorbia?? It sure is pretty! Hurray!
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Region: Pacific Northwest Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Dog Lover Foliage Fan Greenhouse Container Gardener Heucheras Sedums
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springcolor
Nov 13, 2013 11:30 PM CST
Yes it is. The best out of many that I have grown. Stays a nice size and doesn't get leggy.
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