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What's Blooming in October

By LarryR
October 17, 2011

October usually spells the end of the gardening season here in Iowa. This year we've been blessed with an extended season as there has been no frost yet. Come on in and see what's still blooming at Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens! Check out the photo contest at the end of the article and take a moment to scroll down farther to the forum to show us some of the flowers blooming in your garden right now.

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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
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Boopaints
Oct 20, 2011 2:53 PM CST
Larry, your article is informing and I do love learning about new plants. many of which I can not grow in Phoenix. I really love that mystery plant, the Asters and Melampodium and the bush clover and . . .

Congrats Lynn on showing off your beloved semps!

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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Oct 20, 2011 10:46 PM CST
Thanks for your kind comments, Becky. The reverse is true, too. I can't grow in Iowa what you can grow in Phoenix. Are you familiar with High Country Gardens? They are pioneers in offering xeric plants for climates like yours. If you have anything blooming at the moment, I'd love to see photos.
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Name: Becky (Boo)
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Art Purslane Garden Ideas: Master Level
Region: Southwest Gardening Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: United States of America Birds Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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Boopaints
Oct 21, 2011 12:11 AM CST
Larry, I just have purslane right now but I moved to an apartment with a balcony for a while.

My title was typed too quickly: I meant that I have plant envy. Big Grin


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Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA (Zone 5a)
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LarryR
Oct 22, 2011 4:04 PM CST
Got it! Thanks. Smiling
Gardener was the label imprinted on me when the souls were handed out and so be it. --Margaret Roach (Thank you, Sharon!) Notes from the Garden: Articles of interest on all aspects of gardening
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!

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