The Stopwatch Gardener

A gardening blog from Sheila M. Averbuch

Annual surprises in the October border

October9

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I’ll bet you clever gardeners realised this long before I did: a few annuals spangled across an autumn border can be terribly effective.

This is the first year I’ve really seen this in action. The orange daisy above is calendula “flashback mixed”, and elsewhere I have morning glory looking stunning and deeply purple every morning. Alongside the more sturdy perennials, like the Aster Frikartii Monch in the background above, the annuals make a great picture this time of year.
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I showed my daughter the morning glory through the window before school today, and asked her what she thought it looked like. She looked at the heart-shaped leaves and the purple flowers and said, “it looks like the trumpets are blowing love kisses.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

What’s in your autumn border looking gorgeous?

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“Annual surprises in the October border”

  1. On October 9th, 2013 at 10:45 am Ginger Irvine Says:

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    Morning glories are my favourites; I have mandavilla still flowering plus gorgeous blue salvia but only annuals are cosmos!

  2. On April 1st, 2014 at 4:41 pm Robert Miller Says:

    Morning glory!

    That’s a plan for my garden this year.

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