Thursday, October 15, 2015

Bloom Day — October 2015

Storey staffers share scenes from October gardens.

Debbie Surdam’s mums in Hoosick, New York
Another year of Bloom Day posts comes to an end, but not without some late season drama! From deep purples and autumn oranges to muted pinks and a Blood Moon, this might be my favorite month of all. What’s blooming where you are? — Emily Spiegelman, Digital Features Editor

Hannah Fries, Sandisfield, Massachusetts

A mum that looks like a pink daisy (such a nice fall surprise!)
Purple aster
A Japanese anemone, still hanging in there

Lisa Hiley, Williamstown, Massachusetts

A few cheerful white cosmos keep on going; the purple ones have gone by. 
One last hollyhock near that crazy grass that has completely taken over the corner by the fence. 
My first attempt at dahlias, with a pot of alyssum (?), petunia, and lantana. I guess I’d better dig them up soon . . .
I planted coleus as a stop-gap measure in this new bed; I like it so much, I think I’ll do it again next year.

Debbie Surdam, Hoosick, New York

Gerbera daisy
Marigolds galore
A view of the Blood Moon

MaryAnn Nรธbben, Norway

The larch (and balsam fir) I started from Maine seeds.
The beautiful colors of the red currant leaves. Yummy jam now in the freezer!
From my garden shed roof top
The view from our farm, Skalet.

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