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Offline duh

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Year Around Blooms
« on: Sep 29, 2008, 05:43:52 AM »
I really want a 4 seasons garden with blooms and interesting seed pods continously throughout the year.  So I thought if anyone was interested we could build a list of what blooms when.  What do you think?

Early Spring:

Crocuses
Snowdrops
Snow Glories

Spring:

Daffodils
Tulips
Hycinth
Columbine
Snapdragons

Late Spring:

Peonies
Chamomile (Blooms through mid summer)

Summer:

Portulaca
Gladiolus
Zinnia
Money Plant (Seed Pods)
Hollyhocks
Blackberry Lilies
Hosta
Butterfly weed (continues to bloom into September)

Late Summer:

Celosia

Fall:

Chinese Lantern (Seed pods)
Mums

That's all I have to start, hope you can add some.

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Re: Year Around Blooms
« Reply #1 on: Sep 29, 2008, 01:07:22 PM »
I sure wish I paid enough attention to my gardens and what blooms to be able to add to that.

Pansies are good fall ones though.

We are all under the same stars, therefore we are never far apart.

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Re: Year Around Blooms
« Reply #2 on: Sep 30, 2008, 05:44:48 AM »
Thanks for the addition. 

Here are some more for fall:

monkshood, globe thistle, pale-blue flax, bottle gentian
Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke' or 'Honeysong Pink', Japanese burnet (Sanguisorba obtusa), Sedum 'Vera Jameson', roses, black-eyed Susans, perennial sunflowers, ligularia, chrysanthemums, Patrinia scabiosaefolia, goldenrod, marguerite, golden asters Joe-Pye weed, asters, Russian sage, ground-hugging spiderwort, autumn crocus, Mexican Sage, dahlias, , sweet autumn clematis, Helenium autumnale Pineapple Sage

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Re: Year Around Blooms
« Reply #3 on: Sep 30, 2008, 06:28:08 AM »
Great list so far Duh!!

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Re: Year Around Blooms
« Reply #4 on: Sep 30, 2008, 08:39:17 AM »
Hi Penny,

Long time no hear.

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Re: Year Around Blooms
« Reply #5 on: Dec 02, 2008, 06:43:31 AM »
I've found some to add for winter:

Erica carnea "winter beauty"
Erica carnea "vivellii"
Erica carnea " Rudy Glow"
Witch Hazel
Salix Gracilistyla
Adonis amurensis

and here are some more for fall:

Colchicum agrippinum
Colchicum speciosum
Crocus Kotschyanus
Crocus Medius
Galanthus Nivalis
Nerine Bowdenii
Sternbergia Lutea

I do like adding to the list whenever possible.

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Re: Year Around Blooms
« Reply #6 on: Jan 12, 2009, 07:08:54 AM »
In the book I'm reading a southern garden the author suggests these plants for the winter garden:

Paper Whites
Snow Drops
Sweet Alyssium
Violets
White Roman Hyacinths
Winter Aconite
January Jasimine
Christmas Honeysuckle
Crocus Vernus
Primposes
Winter Heliotrope
Winter heath
iris unguicularis
iris persica
cheiranthus cheiri

I'm going to be researching this this comming year.