Texas Gardening forum: Fall Blooms or Showy Plants

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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Oct 15, 2011 11:25 AM CST
I meant to say "showy plants" in the title. Now that we've had some rain...why don't we show what's looking good? Not the best pic and I can't remember exactly what this is called..

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And this is Maximilian Daisies. Beautiful this time of year, but doesn't belong in the flower beds because of invasive potential.
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I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Oct 15, 2011 10:33 PM CST
How tall are they?
Salvia Greggii started blooming as soon as the the 100 degree days stopped
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This is my favorite greeting in the driveway...3 different colors
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Insiration clematis near black dalea(which doesn't photograph well, but is the same color as the clem)
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blackfoot daisy: a real Texas trooper
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Oct 16, 2011 9:33 AM CST

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Mascagnia macroptera--Butterfly vine
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Oct 16, 2011 11:20 AM CST
Anna, were you asking about the height on the orange flower plant? That one is about 5 1/2 foot tall...and can get even taller. I seem to remember there are shorter varieties of those and taller ones, but can't think of a name. All your plants are SO pretty, you two! I just love fall, especially after a hard summer like we had. Forecast here has lows as low as 44 for mid-week, so naturally the highs are going to be very nice again!
Texas Milkweed, the only one of those kind that survived the beetle attacks here well enough to be blooming now!

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And here's my clematis that started blooming again after the heat lifted, the native Clematis pitcheri.

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Oct 16, 2011 1:50 PM CST

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Love your photos. Everything looks so colorful! We drove to Wimberley for lunch, and I thought I'd take a few wildflower photos along the way. There was nothing blooming except cenezias in the restaurant parking lot! The trees looked scorched, even the cedar stands were half dead.
Name: Anna
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canadanna
Oct 17, 2011 9:24 PM CST
Wow! That is a tall orange flower! Sandy , the butterfly vine is beautiful.
Linda, you just made my heart skip a beat...is that the elusive Texensis? I just love bells!
I definitely agree on the fall being the best bloom time. I think garden tours should be this time of year.
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Oct 17, 2011 10:11 PM CST
Yes, that is Asclepias texensis...not elusive locally, because they grow in the area!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Oct 18, 2011 7:19 AM CST

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Passiflora morifolia, blooms are less than 2" wide (maybe size of a quarter), with purple fruit.


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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Oct 18, 2011 7:32 AM CST

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Miss Emily Mackenzie, MEM, Brugmansia, bloom is 17" long. Almost lost this one to the drought. Hope it'll look better next spring.

Name: Sandi
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Oct 18, 2011 7:33 AM CST

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Datura
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Name: Sandi
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Oct 18, 2011 7:43 AM CST

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Brugmansia Snow White
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txbabybloomer
Oct 18, 2011 12:32 PM CST
My pink Queen's Wreath vine is blooming it's head off.
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Oct 18, 2011 6:13 PM CST
Now those blooms are SHOWY!
Linda, Is that the same as Clematis texensis Buckl.,Scarlet clematis, Scarlet leatherflower, Texas clematis?
http://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=CLTE2
Sandy, is that cute little passi native?
Name: Sandi
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Oct 18, 2011 8:11 PM CST

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I got it from friend in MS. I keep it in a pot and take it in to greenhouse every winter.
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Oct 18, 2011 8:53 PM CST
Anna, that's a different one. This one is more purple and the vines grow taller. I try to prevent the vines from climbing too far into the trees, because if it gets too far up, I won't be able to see the flowers much.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Anna
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canadanna
Oct 18, 2011 9:14 PM CST
Ahh yes, now I see that it is more purple...good idea on keeping it short. Adorable blooms! Maybe you can submit it to the clematis database.
Name: Anna
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canadanna
Oct 18, 2011 9:30 PM CST
What is fall without Mexican Bush Sage?
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Name: Stephanie Gonzales
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StephGTx
Oct 19, 2011 9:28 PM CST
From my afternoon at the FWBG yesterday.......



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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Oct 19, 2011 9:59 PM CST

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Beautiful photos! Love the close-ups
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Oct 19, 2011 10:07 PM CST
very nice photos. Did they smell as nice as they look?

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