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StephGary
Apr 5, 2018 5:22 AM CST
Hi I'm very interested in planting something soon either a small tree or flower that would blossom in October. I recently lost my baby and would love to mark the due date.
Thanks
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plantladylin
Apr 5, 2018 9:03 AM CST
Hi StephGary, Welcome! and my sincere condolences for the loss of your baby.

I found a list of Irish Wildflowers in October: http://www.irishwildflowers.ie...

And, here are links to a few of them in our database:
Water Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis scorpioides)
Sea Thrift (Armeria maritima)
English Maiden (Silene dioica)
Ragged Robin (Silene flos-cuculi)
Crocosmias (Crocosmia)
Crocosmia (Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora)
Curl-Top Smartweed (Persicaria lapathifolia)

For flowering trees you might consider
Strawberry Tree (Arbutus unedo)
http://www.irelandseye.com/aar...

Lilac (Syringa pubescens subsp. pubescens 'Palibin')
http://www.hillsidenurseries.i...
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lauriebasler
Apr 5, 2018 9:33 AM CST
@StephGary, from experience, I wish you comfort and support. Bless you, mamma.
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Buzzbea424
Mar 16, 2019 4:10 PM CST
I also wish you comfort and support. Gardens can do much to soothe the spirit.

For fall blooming plants you might try cyclamen which form a fall blooming ground cover. Turtlehead (chelone) is a perennial which blooms in the fall in pinks, purples or white. I just tried turtlehead this year and was quite pleased with how they did. I don't know how they would do in Ireland, but I've looked at a hardiness zone map and it is similar to what we have in the South.

I have seen that the True Forget-Me-Nots also did well and bloomed in the fall. Unlike the turtlehead they are evergreen in my garden.
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Calif_Sue
Mar 16, 2019 5:03 PM CST

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@Buzzbea424, the original poster only posted one time almost a year ago and never replied again so may never see this bumped thread.
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