Surprise Fall Bloomers

This Fall I had some plants decide to bloom after many years of being flowerless.  I’m not sure what could have caused this.  Maybe it was the two hard freezes we had last winter.  The Ligularia has been nothing but big green leaves for years. But, this year put out several stems of cheery yellow flowers.

The Pink Japanese Anemone, which is a butterfly favorite, has only put out a few sad flowers in the past.  This Fall there was a record breaking 12 stems that have bloomed for weeks.

The most surprising is my Angel Trumpet.  It is in its second blooming and started while temperatures were in the 30’s.

Will the flowers last and be Christmas Angels?



9 Comments on “Surprise Fall Bloomers”

  1. Freezes, I think, though Angel Trumpets? Puzzling.

  2. Great post and photos! I always enjoyed growing the Brugmansia when I lived in Mississippi.

  3. Tina says:

    I’ve contemplated getting a Ligularia, but haven’t done so yet. It’s a great shade plant, to be sure and I like the fact that it blooms in winter.

  4. shoreacres says:

    That pink anemone is gorgeous. In the areas I’ve been, things seem to be fading away about on schedule, although I’ve seen new goldenrod blooms, and plenty of asters and vervain. One thing I’ve noticed this year is that the possumhaws are just loaded with berries. The past couple of years, I’ve really had to search. Now, they’re everywhere. Acorns are heavy, too, which may explain why some of our squirrels seem a little lazy.

  5. Chloris says:

    Fabulous having such gorgeous blooms at this time of the year. I love the Angels Trumpets.

  6. gaiainaction says:

    Lovely freshness at this time of year! Beautiful photos.

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