Why do you bloom so late in the year purple flower, whose name I have forgotten ?
This flower grows to about seven feet tall, the blooms come out in late October. Sometimes as late as Halloween. Did I plant something that would be better off in a warmer zone ?
I’ve had this in the garden for about ten years now, so I would think it was doing ok. The single plant i bought all those years ago has spread to at least a dozen. But I know that once it blooms Winter will be here very soon.
Yesterday it was in the mid 70’s, warm and sunny. When I saw that this plant had finally bloomed I knew I had to get out and take a photo before the end of the day. I managed to get a few photos , though it was late in the day and it was already looking like it was starting to fade away.
This morning when I woke up I saw that the outside temperature was 28 degrees. I looked out the window to see yesterday’s purple now a dark shade of bluish black. The leaves were all wilted and entirely black. Several plants had bent over and were lying on the ground.
Several things in the house broke this weekend. That’s just what happens when you have a house that’s over 100 years old. It’s also what happens when you have an active four year old in the house too, I guess.
The worst thing though was having to cut down those plants, that’s the end of the garden this year. Here comes Winter.