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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Favourite Fall Flowers

by Jenny Humphrey

As we move into Fall I always look forward to having these blooms in my garden. They brighten any day and most make good cut flowers.  These photos were all taken in the last week and most of these plants will hold their bloom into October.

These beautiful flowers of Cimifuga, Bugbane or Snakeroot carry a light fruity fragrance and bees love it.

Fall Crocus or Colchicum - plant the bulbs now for next year.
Steely blue Globe Thistle or Echninops  named after the Greek 'echinos' meaning 'like a hedgehog'
Sedum 'Autumn Joy', recently renamed by the Royal Horticultural Society but still carried by most nurseries as 'Autumn Joy.'  Look for its distinctive flowers - also loved by bees 
'Clara Curtis' Chrysanthumum.

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