We’re visiting with regular GPOD contributor Carla Z. Mudry in Malvern, Pennsylvania, today.
These photos are from late October in my garden. My bulbs have been planted, and I even planted a new peony root as well. I dressed up the pots a little bit with some fall annuals and little pumpkins, as I always do. I love pumpkins. I don’t carve them most of the time, but I do display them. The leaves are turning, but a lot is still blooming because the weather really hasn’t settled in to late October yet. I hope you are all enjoying fall in your gardens!
Nippon daisy (Nipponanthemum nipponicum, Zones 5–9) is a chrysanthemum relative with thick, almost succulent leaves and beautiful, fresh, white daisy flowers in late summer and fall.
These annuals are still going strong right up until the first frost. This salvia (Salvia splendens, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) is looking particularly great.
The flowers of hardy begonia (Begonia grandis, Zones 6–10) peak at the end of the growing season in delicate sprays of pink and white.
A Buddha statue sits in a sea of ferns.
Tea camellia (Camellia sinensis, Zones 7–10) is of course usually grown for the leaves that make one of the world’s favorite beverages, but it also has beautiful white flowers in the fall.
Come back tomorrow for more of October in Carla’s garden!
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