More Autumn Flowers

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Japanese Anemones love the Automatic Garden and are a perfect residents as they are hardy through heat and cold and they like to spread, making many more plants.  This plant was actually a passalong from a fellow gardener. Recently on blogs I follow, I have seen this plant (or similar) growing in Australia and Canada.  In both parts of the world, this Anemone bloomed regularly in the Autumn just as it does on the Gulf Coast.

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When growing Coleus, the advice is to pinch off the blooms.  As it turns out, Coleus flowers attract bees and humming birds.  Many of the seeds will also germinate for next summer. So let them grow out at the end of the season to reseed and feed.

Nature’s timing is perfect in providing Autumn blooming plants in this part of the world, giving sustenance for the migrating creatures to continue on their journeys.


7 Comments on “More Autumn Flowers”

  1. mattb325 says:

    Japanese Anemones are one of my all time favourites – such a simple flower that blooms as everything else starts to fade 🙂

  2. I have to add more autumn blooming plants to my garden. Just love being surrounded by bees and butterflies late in the season. Will look into Coleus–thanks for the tip!

  3. gfandme says:

    Your garden is so beautiful. Love the photo of the bee! It looks like it has blue wings.

  4. Sheryl says:

    These delicate autumn flowers are so lovely. I planted some coleus last spring, but for some reason they didn’t thrive and are long gone. I’ll have to try again next year.


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