Autumn blooms in Norway

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  1. Droopy

    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    The little Gentiana is a certain sign of autumn. I like the stripes on the outside and the clear blue of the flower:

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    A little Rhododendron, I tink it's the Princess Anne, decided to re-bloom. She won't look as good as normal come spring now, but never mind. I enjoy her all the same:

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    I've never been an in-and-out-plant person, but seeing the different shades of the Sparaxis bulbs I'm really reconsidering. I'd like to have the same show next year you see:

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    The double Colchicums are the latest to bloom, this is "Waterlily":

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    She'll normally keep going until the frost, and then some. :D
     
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  3. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Well Droopy...I AM an admirer of "in and out" flowers...and these are wonderful to see. Those ones really brighten-up your garden, I'll bet. They are gorgeous things to see. Perhaps I'm so enthusiastic because it's so gray here at the moment. :) heh heh heh.
    They ARE lovely things, though.
     
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    I've added sparaxis bulbs to my 'want' list for next year as they are such showy little flowers and will cheer up the garden on dull autumn days. I think your little gentian has got to be my favourite though as blue is one of the nicest colours, in my opinion, to grow in a garden. :-D
     
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    Biita Arctic-ally Challenged Forager

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    Ohhh beautiful!! I do love that gentiana bloom. I love those stripes! The middle ones are very pretty too, but by the time i would notice them they would probably be almost gone. Now that last one, thats a plant i can handle. No fuss no muss. And lasts til winter!
     



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    Thank you, I'm pretty pleased with them all. Biita, those Colchicum should be hardy up your way too. At least the ones with single blooms.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    What pretty blooms, they are all so delicate looking. I love the Colchicums, such a lovely color.
     
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    Oh Droopy, you have such beautiful and gorgeous flowers where you live. You are so fortunate and I can only visualize how pretty they will be if I had them in my balcony ....
     
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    great variety of colors. My favs would have to be your in/out flowers. Their so pretty with the yellow in the middle.
     
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    Those are beautiful.....great pictures and so much color in your beds... I liked them all..Sherry
     
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    Thank you all. I'm very grateful for the good autumn weather we're having. I can be outside and enjoy myself and the blooms this way. :D Hope it lasts.
     
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    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    I adore gentians, but they need that acid soil you have, which I don't...perhaps an large acid pot is called for in the garden.....

    And your naked ladies are to die for! I have never seen the waterlilly types, just the singles. I really should get some as they are devine.
     
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    Those Sparaxis are gorgeous and the Colchium remind me of a Monet painting. They are a great reward for winter's looming. You have such pretty somethings always in your garden.
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    Thank you both! :D

    GG, you're too kind. We've tried to plant for all seasons, and I think we've more or less succeeded, but we want more of course.

    EJ, I've seen the Danish dig trenches, lining them with some ground cover or other and then they fill them up with acid soil and then the acid soil plants. I'm just happy I like the acid soil plants, otherwise I'd be unhappy.

    There is a white double one too. Check it out at PlantStew: Colchicum autumnale 'Album Plenum'
     
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    So pretty Droopy! I just love the red Sparaxis :)
     
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    Thank you Netty. They are far prettier in real life. They look like deep red velvet.
     

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