Autumn...

Sep. 20th, 2009 08:14 am
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Our nighttime temps are consistently in the 60° range now, but our daytime highs still try for the upper 80°s. I'll be glad when our highs are much lower.

The dogwoods always herald autumn around here, and ours have been turning for a couple of weeks now. Today the fruit is beckoning the birds.



Some of the potted plants are still blooming, but the flowers are getting smaller and smaller as the season wanes. The dahlia is tiny, but she fairly glows.



The sweet potato vine keeps blooming. There are two on it today...one almost hidden by the foliage.

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Date: 2009-09-20 01:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] curly-purls.livejournal.com
Such beauty!

We've been in the 80's too, lately. The nights are sooo pleasant, though, and we're in for cooler days, this week.

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Date: 2009-09-20 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
I'm ready for highs in the 70°s! :D

Gardening question

Date: 2009-09-20 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calizen.livejournal.com
Do you get sweet potatoes from your sweet potato plant or grow it for the leaves and flowers?

Did you ever let a dahlia dry out to collect its seeds?

I'm asking because I'm trying to grow the sweet potato for the potato and to get dahlia seeds.

Re: Gardening question

Date: 2009-09-20 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
These are sold as ornamental sweet potato plants. Until last year, I didn't know they could produce a potato. It seems that the burgundy-leaved ornamental isn't really an ornamental. Daddy has grown sweet potatoes, but he plants 'slips' that he buys from a seed store. You can grow your own slips, though, by allowing a grocery store potato to sprout.

This is the first year I've tried dahlias. I've not had much luck harvesting seed from any plant.

Good luck!

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Date: 2009-09-20 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pondhopper.livejournal.com
Love that dahlia!
We've been basking in the 60 degree weather here in Scotland. Tomorrow I get to go back to 90-
Ugh.

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Date: 2009-09-21 08:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
That dahlia is only about three inches across...tiny little thing.

I'm not ready for 60s yet, but mid-70s would be great. :D

Safe travels!

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Date: 2009-09-20 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jazzyglo.livejournal.com
We have at least a month to go before it will start looking and/or feeling like autumn is on the way.

The dahlia is so pretty...so delicate.

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Date: 2009-09-21 08:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
I'm enjoying the cool mornings here.

The dahlia is about three inches across...very tiny. I love the color.

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Date: 2009-09-20 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bojojoti.livejournal.com
It's been beautiful here. My roses have appreciated a break from extreme heat, and they are blooming once more.

I always appreciate your photos.

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Date: 2009-09-21 08:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] deltamiss.livejournal.com
How wonderful that you get two seasons of your adored roses! :D

Thank you!

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