Texas Gardening forum: Don't you love October?

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Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Oct 12, 2013 7:08 AM CST
I think this was a licoris bulb I planted 3 years ago!
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Dwarf Barbados Cherry. SO Beautiful! (Thankyou for this trade item from a few years ago Josephine)
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A lovely combination of shrimp plant, salvia greggii and dwarf Mystic Spires. Ofcourse unplanned!
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Batface cuphea

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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Oct 12, 2013 10:53 AM CST
Yes, it's fall...cooler weather and less humidity; it's just wonderful.
Nice colors, Anna. Don't have the yellow lycoris and only 3 of the red bloomed for me.

My rain lilies
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Psche hibiscus
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Blue Glorybower (Rotheca myricoides subsp. myricoides)
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God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Martin Luther
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Oct 13, 2013 7:08 PM CST

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Beautiful photos for October, ladies! I have a few blooming, but not very pretty yet.
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 13, 2013 7:58 PM CST
Pretty! Pretty! Pretty! I really do love the respite we get from the intense heat when October arrives. We have had a bit too much rain, however. I never thought I would say that! LOL But the second round of flowers this time of year is fabulous.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Oct 13, 2013 8:31 PM CST

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Yes, it would be nice if October could be 60 days long! We just get used to the cool weather, and then it gets cold and dreary mid-November!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 13, 2013 8:49 PM CST
Pretty soon the leaves will be falling. I rake about 15 bags per week. Then the dormant stuff will have to be cut back to the ground. There will be so much work I won't worry about everything else. Glare
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Oct 13, 2013 9:28 PM CST
Sandi., is that your dwarf barbados cherry? I was surprised to read in the Plant Files that you have it in sun.
What are those yellow flowers.
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Oct 13, 2013 9:37 PM CST
I hardly ever see caterpillars on the passionvine
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Lo and behold butterfly bush and bulbine
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Oct 13, 2013 9:37 PM CST

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Yes, the cherry is in nearly full sun out by the sidewalk and driveway. It's really easy to root small cuttings too.

Euryops, or African Yellow Daisy.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Oct 13, 2013 9:39 PM CST

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That's a really pretty passionvine. Mine seem to have gone dormant.
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Oct 14, 2013 7:26 AM CST
I will try rooting it. It is so beautiful and it does well in the shade up here (in the north Hilarious! ) Sometimes a challenge to find colorful shade plants.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 14, 2013 7:41 AM CST
I love October, too. Smiling

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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Oct 14, 2013 8:34 AM CST

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Quite a fall display, Lovemyhouse! Thanks for sharing photos!
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Oct 14, 2013 8:02 PM CST
So lovely! What is the pink one in position 5
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Oct 14, 2013 8:23 PM CST
Crape Myrtle. Have two of the scraggliest, scrawniest, stickly ones you've ever seen by my back porch. Going to take them out at some point. In the meantime, though, they help remind me why I do love October... Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Clematis Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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canadanna
Oct 15, 2013 5:38 PM CST
I doubt you will ever get rid of it. Those roots are hardy!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 17, 2013 8:11 AM CST
It's a beautiful October morning in Houston! We've starred off with a cooling rain and 61°. -AHHHHHHH! Reluf from the humidity at last!
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Oct 17, 2013 3:55 PM CST

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Monarchs are migrating! Our daughter just called and said they spotted Monarchs flying along Loop 360! I was trying to remember when we had so many here overnight. They were hanging in the oak trees. I had no clue about why or where Monarchs migrated then.
I search for a thread on the "old" site and found the first post I made. Notice the time of the month when they were here. Shortly after that post, I found them out front in the oaks, just packed on top of each other! I've looked for them every October since then.
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bigbubbles
Austin, TX
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October 14, 2006
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Is anyone else seeing migrating Monarchs today? Our backyard must have at least a hundred...and they seem to be stopping for a drink, some nectar, and a little rest. I just noticed them about an hour ago. Could they be moving ahead of the cool, wet weather headed our way?

Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Oct 17, 2013 7:03 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Clematis Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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canadanna
Oct 17, 2013 8:44 PM CST
Thumbs up Great memory!

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