What is NOT Blooming?

Ready or not it is October and the Fall season has arrived.


So what is blooming here at NHGarden? 

The question should be, “What is NOT blooming?” I mean seriously there is a lot that is NOT blooming now.

I have made a point of going out in the yard each day, and did manage to find a few things that are still flowering.

Rudbeckia, Sedum, Buddleia, Geranium, Boltonia, Sweet William, Anise Hyssop, Tradescantia, Cranesbill and Tall Phlox are shown above.


Roses are hanging in there.

A Morning Glory vine is wrapped tightly around Pink Double Knockout Rose.

A Mini Rose is in the Center and Knockout Radrazz is still budding on the Right.


Pollinators are getting together. Three Toxomerous Hoverflies meet up on Coreopsis.



 I think there is another one under this Tall Phlox flower.


Bumble Bees having a big bash on Gaillardia.



Plant foliage has changed.


Oenothera, Hosta, Balloon Flower, Peony, Monarda, Fern, Kopper King Hibiscus, Sedum and two Columbines are shown above.


Notice the Liatris below.

White Liatris is on the Left and Purple Liatris is on the Right. I never realized the difference in their foliage before.


Still some ferns are green.


The Pond Garden is also quite green.



Fall is a great time for grasses like Miscanthus…


And Northern Sea Oats.



Bush Cherry, Rhododendron, Blueberry and a mystery plant… Do you know what it is?


Tree leaves are going through their colorful changes. The Sumac really stands out with it’s neon orange.

Shown above are Oak, Sumac, Maple Leaf, Peach, Maple and Shiny Sumac.


Crabapple Trees are loaded with bright red crabapples.


Compost in the making.


and something is blooming in the house…


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This entry was posted on Sunday, October 16th, 2011 at 1:51 AM and is filed under Annuals, Observations, Perennials, Thoughts. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.


  1. One says:

    Goodness gracious! Why are there so many critters in almost every flower?

    You have beautiful captured the flowers and also love the golden foliage in the first photo. Love the grasses and the sea oats too. Good to see you are composting.

    ... on October 16th, 2011
  2. Nell Jean says:

    The compost heap with the fall color behind sums it all. Happy bloom day.

    ... on October 16th, 2011
  3. Holleygarden says:

    Fabulous! So many blooms, and all so pretty and interesting. Loved seeing all the bees, too! Great compilation.

    ... on October 16th, 2011
  4. debsgarden says:

    Your fall garden is full of wonderful colors, blooming or not! I love the gaillardia. This beautiful, supposedly easy to grow flower perished in my own garden, but your photos make me want to try again!

    ... on October 16th, 2011
  5. Linnie W says:

    I think the Gaillardia must have been having some kind of end of summer sale– busy place!

    ... on October 16th, 2011
  6. Karin/Southern Meadows says:

    A very impressive selection of blooms, foliage and grasses! I love your pond garden. The small frog is adorable! We have many of the same plants but our foliage is not as prolific as yours yet. You still have a lot of pollinators in your garden which is great to see! Gorgeous photos!

    ... on October 16th, 2011
  7. Indie says:

    Wow, that was quite the party on that gaillarda! Your pond garden looks fabulous. Your foliage is looking fabulous too!

    ... on October 16th, 2011
  8. Cat says:

    Your fall garden has a lot to offer! I’ve never seen anything like those bees on one flower at the same time…that’s amazing.

    ... on October 16th, 2011
  9. Jean/Jean's Garden says:

    You have quite a lot still blooming — as well as lots of beautiful foliage. Your mystery plant looks like Sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina). It loves sandy, acid soil and is trying very hard to complete take over my property in Maine.

    ... on October 17th, 2011
  10. Chris says:

    Jean, Thanks so much! Yes, it must be Sweetfern!!

    ... on October 17th, 2011
  11. Carolyn♥ says:

    That’s quite the bumble bee party you’ve got going on there! Beautiful Fall blooms. Our gardens are still blooming away as well, in spite of an early snow storm that melted quickly.

    ... on October 18th, 2011
  12. Roberta says:

    Wow! what a beautiful yard full of variety..

    ... on October 18th, 2011
  13. Sheila says:

    I’m impressed with all that’s blooming in your garden. I like the bumblebees on the gaillardia – I never thought of bees as cute before, but that’s what comes to mine. Northern sea oats is a stunner this time of year (we have a similar plant, river oats). The seed heads are so architectural.

    ... on October 18th, 2011
  14. Erin says:

    I love the bees. I am so getting one of these plants. I’m always looking for something to attract bees.

    ... on October 18th, 2011
  15. Greggo says:

    wow, a lot to behold. you have been blessed.

    ... on October 18th, 2011
  16. Scott Weber says:

    Beautiful post…I had no idea that Liatris colored up that wonderfully in the fall!

    ... on October 18th, 2011
  17. Pondside says:

    Wow – there is certainly a lot blooming where you are. We’re enjoying a long Indian Summer and hoping that it goes on for a while yet!

    ... on October 19th, 2011
  18. Dee/reddirtramblings says:

    See, I would say a lot is blooming in your garden. Bloom on October, bloom on. :) ~~Dee

    ... on October 20th, 2011
  19. Jane says:

    Your garden’s ‘bloomin’ lovely x

    ... on October 22nd, 2011
  20. Donna says:

    That is a great title. It is really strange this year what IS blooming and when. Your garden is really putting on a show.

    ... on October 24th, 2011

    Love the frog in your pond and that gorgeous compost heap!

    ... on November 2nd, 2011