Are you willing to wait 6 months to see a vine come to bloom?
The 6 a.m. walk through the garden is becoming a chilly and dark endeavor! But look what greeted me today! The first blossoms unfurling from the mina lobata vine I planted in May!
This may be too long for some gardeners to wait, but I find this a fun and charming vine that has its place in the late Autumn garden. The colors will certainly hold up against the blaze we hope for in October!
While judging at the Colortura show in Fairfield last week, I came across another vine I have not grown, but this has peaked my interest.
I did not grow the cup and saucer vine this year because the long wait to October did not seem worth the space I gave for it. What took its place… Grandpa Ott’s morning-glory, bloomed earlier and its dark purple blooms are prolific .
I have been so caught up with dahlias, that I have totally forgotten to plant or order daffodils! Hopefully when I attend the Greenwich Daffodil Society’s tea later this month, bulbs will be available for sale. In the mean time, I am wedded to the dahlias….they keep going!
Pumpkins and mums are being pushed everywhere you go, but the ornaments of Autumn, for me, are growing in my back yard.