Friday, October 24, 2008

"Red October" was one of the last of my hostas to be blooming... but then, it didn't begin blooming until October! :-)







A little more color!!




















Have a Great day!
SG

10 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

SG it does look like you had a great day. Ihave some minature hostas that are blooming again. It seems very odd.

flydragon said...

You have some great color lining your streets there in Iowa.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

'Red October' looks like a great Hosta. Anything that blooms this late is a bonus, plus its got those red stems. Fall color looks to be advancing well in your area. I've got to get my fall color photos posted soon. The weird thing is, my doofus Burning Bush has just started turning.
BTW, the reason you can't find my Ligularia post is because there isn't one. I can't grow Ligularia because my soil isn't moist enough. It must have been somebody else, but I can't remember who it might be. Sorry.

Rosemarie said...

Don't you love how the tops of trees change before the rest of it?

Kathleen said...

Beautiful foliage shots! Is it "normal" for your hosta to bloom that late or is it something exclusive to this year??

Shady Gardener said...

All: I thought I'd posted last night... but, I'll try again.

Lisa, Your miniature hosta are just giving you a fond farewell! :-)

flydragon, There is some great color. I can't help but take photos as I head into town! I took more today, but perhaps I'll wait until another day to post them.

MMD, One of my burning bushes has just turned, as well. Crazy. But, that's okay! Oh, you're right. Now I remember about the Ligularia. I'm working on November's Summer Inspiration Post. Perhaps it was IVG?

Rosemary, I really do! It looks like frosting, doesn't it? :-)

Kathleen, it's just Red October. But, I didn't remember that it had waited quite so late last year...

kate smudges said...

The colour is spectacular! I wish we had such a range of autumn colours here. Beautiful. I can't imagine having a hosta blooming in October. That is so cool!

I loved hearing about The Lorax - thank you for sharing that. It made my day and left me laughing!!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Kate! I'm going to assume you're in Canada... especially due to the fact that you've already had snow!! Growing up in northern Iowa, it was always more "colorful" the further north we traveled... but maybe that's not traveling north "forever!" ;-)

Thanks for visiting. Glad I could give you a laugh! :-) I do love your clematis seedhead!!

GardenAuthor said...

Great fall color! How neat to have such a late-blooming hosta. Mine are all going into that unattractive pre-freeze slump... almost time to tidy up the hostas ~ Deb

Shady Gardener said...

Deb, You know what... you're probably going to think I'm derelict, but I just mulch around those little babies and let them go until spring. That's when I'll clean up. (I really do like Red October.)