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Friday, October 22, 2010

Fertilizer Friday -- Still a Few Pretties

A week ago, when I left for the East Coast, there was hardly any color in the leaves of my oak tree. Now there's lots of orange-brown and yellow.

I also still have quite a few Dahlias blooming. Interestingly, all three of these came from seed from a single plant that I bought last year, called Dahlia Harlequin.

My Vitex is blooming. I've heard that butterflies like the flowers, but it seems to me that it is way too late in the season for butterflies.

My chocolate Joe-Pye Weed is flowering. From across the lawn, it looks like a pretty white froth floating above the plant.

There are still plenty of folks from all around the world, posting to Tootsie's Fertilizer Friday post on Tootsie Time. Go take a look!


  1. Beautiful post, I really like the shape of oak leaves.

  2. I just love dahlias, I find the flowers so interesting and the colors are amazing. Have a great weekend.

  3. The leaves are looking really fine right now aren't they? I've been driving my kids nuts, constantly oohing and ahhing the gorgeous trees. They think I'm nuts but my garden blogger friends understand, don't they? LOL

  4. Hi Alison! Does the oak tree (is it a pin oak or red oak?) retain its leaves until spring? I love oaks and wish I had planted some years ago. Your dahlias are so beautiful and I have never heard of vitex, something to look into. Your joe-pye is so pretty, mine look so tattered and worn out. I hope you have a wonderful day!

  5. Hi Alison, I am still waiting for our oaks to turn some nice fall colors. Right now they are still green/ brown. Do you dig up your Dahlias in the winter?


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