October Flowers

October 7th, 2007

     A beautiful warm weekend, and a chance to enjoy the flowers still in bloom.  The roses continue to bloom and seem to enjoy the cooler weather.  

Rose blooming in early October


Knockout Rose in early OctoberPink Rose in early October


We also have a small Persimmon tree near a fence line.  Actually several small ones, but only one likely to grow into tree size.  They are volunteers, but I’m not sure if they are the native Common Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) or another variety because the fruit looks more squat shaped.  Does anyone know for sure?  Last year there were more than a dozen Persimmons on the little thing, but only one grew this year.  The early spring freeze prevented most of the flowering trees and shrubs from bearing fruit, and the summer drought made it hard on the others.  We’ll pick this one in a few days and enjoy the juicy pulp!

Persimmon fruit in Missouri

 And we still have Petunias blooming in containers (and our Burt Dow boat!).  What great annuals to have around… just keep them watered and they bloom all year.

Petunias blooming in early October

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