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Oct 2, 2022 11:08 AM CST
SE Iowa
Never had an October bloom before, not even on Stella. May never have one again, so go, Prickly Sensation!
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Oct 2, 2022 2:36 PM CST
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Golden NOID blooming in the rain, with more buds waiting in the wings:
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Oct 2, 2022 5:34 PM CST
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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Hurray! October blooms! Those look good. Systems of Edges was sorta open today. After all the cold nights the color was terrible.
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Oct 2, 2022 8:05 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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Steller's Jay is still pumping, I just wish I liked the flower better
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Oct 3, 2022 8:09 AM CST
Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
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This lovely daylily is still blooming in my garden. It also has many proliferations.
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Oct 3, 2022 9:50 PM CST
Dallas TX (Zone 8a)
Challenger threw up a scape. Surprised! Nice to see though. Looks six blooms will happen.
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Oct 5, 2022 6:15 AM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Still having blooms on Genesta and Heavenly United We Stand and another bud on Pansy Yellow. I haven't taken more pics because they all look the same, my phone is too full and the bugs eat me up Hilarious! Turning colder this week.
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Oct 5, 2022 6:25 AM CST
Name: Dave
Wood Co TX & Huron Co MI
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Real soon now Whistling nodding
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Oct 5, 2022 3:18 PM CST
Name: Dave
Wood Co TX & Huron Co MI
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Big Time Happy
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Oct 5, 2022 6:00 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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BURST INTO BLOOM, did just that today. (I forget where I got it.) It's in a small pot on the deck and has survived drought and excess heat. First bloom here. I think I got it at a club plant sale. It looks more lavender than this photo.
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Oct 5, 2022 7:48 PM CST
Name: Curtis
Oregon (Zone 8b)
Stella is still going here. Pansy Face Charmer and Buddy's Kimberly have buds close to opening.
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Oct 6, 2022 6:05 AM CST
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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After our freeze this week I assume all will be gone for the season Sighing!
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Oct 6, 2022 9:07 AM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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We have a few days of heat now, there's some scapes with flowers that are close. No freeze in the 10 day forecast. My only photo is more illustrative of a bad habit than pretty. Debra Scott takes so long to open when temperatures drop that, twice now, by the time the sepals unfurl, the petals are done for.
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Not great for a Northern garden…
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Oct 6, 2022 10:50 AM CST
Name: Monty or Blue
Bassett, Virginia (Zone 7a)
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So far, nothing of mine has sent up an October scape (not that I've been looking all that closely) but several varieties rebloomed for me in September.

~Rosy Returns
~Stella D'Oro
~Purple D'Oro

Big Time Happy sent up 11 scapes in June on through July and has not given me a rebloom scape. I wait patiently.
No matter how much you restrain me, I WILL buy that flower.

Pictured: TB 'Sugar Blues' which rebloomed on October 24th.
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Oct 7, 2022 11:49 AM CST
SE Iowa
A repeat, for sure, but what's important to note is that it was 44 degrees out this morning when I took this picture of Prickly Sensation. I thought it looked pretty darned good! It was in the upper 30's overnight, and I did have a frost cover on it. There's been a bloom nearly every day this month, with flowers lastly about a day and a half in the cooler temps.
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Black Eyed Stella was not covered and had trouble opening. Regular Stella decided to send up a third round of rebloom scapes, so have covered those just to see how late I can stretch it. But there is a hard freeze forecast tonight.
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Oct 7, 2022 12:00 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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What are you covering them with? I might try it tomorrow…
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Oct 7, 2022 12:19 PM CST
SE Iowa
Zoia said: What are you covering them with? I might try it tomorrow…


I have a shrub cover that I got off Amazon. The fabric is like row cover, only a little heavier, with a drawstring bottom. The material is a non-woven polyester. It lets light through, so I can just leave it on. I may add an old blanket overnight tonight, as it is going to be below freezing from midnight straight through. The biggest challenge was figuring out something to keep the cover from laying directly on the flower buds. I snapped them off Susan Weber when I first attempted to cover a scape.
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Oct 7, 2022 1:47 PM CST
Name: James
California (Zone 8b)
The weather is holding out, nice days into the high 70s, nights in the mid 50s.

The rebloom scape on Shannara has a couple of buds left, and it's looking surprisingly good this morning. There's a sweet spot where the nights are cool enough to enhance petal width, but still warm enough to allow correct opening
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A short, sneaky, late scape on Curt's Gift was a total surprise.
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I've seen a couple of late scapes emerging in the past couple of weeks, but I doubt they'll make it to bloom without being damaged.
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Oct 7, 2022 2:00 PM CST
Name: Donna
West Jefferson, North Carolina (Zone 6b)
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Waiting for Final Touch and Stella buds to open; going to have a hard frost tomorrow night and may try to cover Final Touch just to see if I can stretch it. I do have a couple of last blooms on Pow Wow Wild Berry, Achillea Strawberry Seduction, Achillea Sunny Seduction, and the Pineapple Sage I planted in June is FINALLY blooming.

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The earth has music for those who listen. [Shakespeare]
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Oct 10, 2022 6:34 AM CST
Name: Tina McGuire
KY (Zone 6b)
As usual Helicopter is still blooming. Averages 4 months in bloom here in 6B. Gotta love that.
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Late scape on Patricia Snider Memorial. Doubt if I will see blooms.

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