All Hallows Garden Flowers : 1 November 2021

In England we used to have fun finding how many plants we had in flower in the garden on Christmas Day. Not really an option here but J had a good idea when she noticed just how many flowers are still flowering (some only just) in the garden today. It seemed a good idea to start keeping a new annual list of all the flowers actually in flower on All Hallows Day, 1 November.

Inspired by the late season, after a very wet weekend it was a good excuse to enjoy the garden in sunshine. All flowering plants with coloured flowers in bloom were counted including native, weeds and horticultural varieties.

Amazingly J found the following 29 species in flower

  • French marigolds
  • Nasturtiums
  • Zinnia
  • “10 week” stock
  • Violas
  • Asters
  • Yarrow
  • Smooth oxeye – Heliopsis helianthoides
  • Fleabane
  • Sweet alyssum
  • Lesser snapdragon – Misopates orontium
  • Catmint – Nepeta
  • Bishopswort – Mentha aquatica
  • Lamia
  • Cosmos
  • Sedum
  • Phlox
  • Autumn crocus – Crocus speciosus
  • Perennial geranium
  • Rudbeckia hirta – wild type and cultivar
  • Yarrow
  • Cuphea hybrid – Mexican cigar plant
  • Bidens
  • Petunias
  • New Guinea impatiens
  • Wild carrot – Queen Ann’s Lace
  • Greater Celandine – Chelidonium
  • Dandelion
  • Chicory