By Kim Charles

Celosia spicata seedling

End of October highlights Tim Vojt's Ohio garden

"No frost here yet and none in the forecast. Some plants know it's autumn, others are putting out new growth and pumping out new flowers like winter is never coming.

The photo of the crazy Celosia I've included is cool and yet grotesque: it's very weedy-looking until it blooms.  I planted seeds two years ago, so this is a second generation seedling. Those flower heads just keep elongating and elongating.They are white during the heat of summer and then turn pink in the cooler weather. Cyclamen purpurascens 'Pewter Leaf' (I called it 'silver leaf' last time by mistake) has been putting out flowers for over a month. Definitely the plant I photograph the most in the garden. Salvia darcyi is a gigantic thing. that was stingy with blooms all summer while the hummingbirds were around. Now that they've all migrated south, it is sending out those red-hot flowers like crazy.
I hope everyone is having a great fall in the northern hemisphere and a wonderful spring down under!"


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Adiantum venustum

Asclepias curassavica

Crocus speciosus 'albus'

Cyclamen purpurascens 'Pewter Leaf'

Heuchera seedling

Marrubium rotundifolium

Podophyllum 'Galaxy'

Ricinus zanzibarensis

Salvia darcyi

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