Unexpected Appearance!

Coneflower - A late bloomer.
@webeishere (36351)
United States
October 14, 2008 12:40pm CST
Late in the spring I found some plants at a discount as it was the end of planting season. So I bought two perrenials. They are called Comeflowers. ANyhow I never expected anything from them this year. I planted them on each side of my grape vine. Well this weekend I was shocked as I did some yard work. One flower has bloomed and it has many more buds ready to open. It is really late for them but the one lone flower is still a treat to see. Next year they should be full of flowers if this is any indication of their beauty etc. Have you ever been surprised by a late bloomer unexpectantly? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
15 Oct 08
For some reason i thought that cornflowers were blue! Shows how much i know doesn't it? LOL
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
15 Oct 08
I believe that cornflowers come in various colors. Not 100 % sure but.... HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@GardenGerty (118191)
• United States
16 Oct 08
Cornflower/bachelor button - Someone threw a packet of wildflower seeds in a vacant field. I have enjoyed looking at the flowers all summer. Cornflowers and cosmos, and cone flowers all grew up in that patch, probably with other things as well.
Grandpa Bob has Coneflowers (echinacea) They come in yellow, pink and white in the wild. I have seen lime greenish hybrids. They call them coneflowers because their middles are kind of like a cone. Cornflowersare blue, and pink, and lavender, and white, and all kinds of combinations of those. We grew up calling them bachelor buttons as well. I cannot remember the scientific name,though.
@Hatley (164214)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Oct 08
hi Grandpa Bob they are so pretty .did you know they grow wild in the meadows up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, there are yellow and pink ones too, and they are so pretty. the ones in the stores look just like the wild ones. They should do very well in your garden too.It is a little late but they are really very hardy.You should try to find some of the pink ones too. Happy Mylotting from Hatley.
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@Hatley (164214)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Oct 08
hi just remembered my moms wild patch of violets,every year they wou ld bloom really late and then freeze over but come spring 'there they were again. all pretty and so purply. she also had some bluebells too. She called them Bluebells of Scotland, our gr gr gr grandparents came here from Scotland.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
16 Oct 08
We have them growing wildly all over as well along the highways etc. As long as these do well I will get more next spring I think. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
14 Oct 08
To tell you the truth I am surprised when any flowers come up for me since I don't have a green thumb. hahaha
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I seem to have a huge green thumb. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@stephcjh (32303)
• United States
15 Oct 08
I have what is called, live forevers. I have transplanted them many times and have cut them way back also. They always grow fast and bloom again before the year ends. It surprises me also.
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@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
15 Oct 08
I have had some very unexpected plants pop up in my compost pile, but it was way too late for the tomatoes to grow and I did have a marigold shoot up in my front yard just near my house. I had gotten some marigolds last year, and it was quite cold that winter and I thought that nothing would grow, but here it was, one lone marigold plant all by itself. It was rather small though, but it did make it.
@sarcos (201)
• New Zealand
16 Oct 08
That is great that they flowered for you this year. Just make sure that you feed them before they become dormant so they will have the energy for next year crop of flowers. Hopefully even a better showing
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15 Oct 08
Hi GRANDPA BOB, That is so nice to see that when everything has gone, I have some orange colour flowerw blooming away out front and I mentioned it to my husband about it and don't reall pay much attention to plants, but I looked at it with wonder. Tamara
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@GardenGerty (118191)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I was thinking of you today. I had planted some lily bulbs I got on sale in a container, rather late in the season. One of them says it intends to bloom. We have frost predicted tonight though, so I am not sure if it will make it or not.
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
16 Oct 08
This is the time of year to plant new lilies. Before the ground is frozen this way they get a good base set. They will absorb the nutrients etc fcrom the soil during the wintertime. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@GardenGerty (118191)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I have daffodils and crocuses to plant yet.
@mtdewgurl74 (18116)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Yeah, I was surprised by some spider plants. that came up, and my tiger lilies. They are really pretty. I hope that you will be able to enjoy their beauty for a long time to come.
@dragon54u (31636)
• United States
18 Oct 08
I noticed a very pretty green plant in my little garden a few weeks ago and knew it was probably a weed but left it alone. It bloomed into a beautiful purple flower, rather like a nettle. That was unexpected and I'm still enjoying it! I hope you enjoy your coneflower plants! We are supposed to have frost this Sunday morning and I hope your flowers survive it for awhile. There are still tomatoes on my plant, 28 at last count, all green but a few are ripening. That is unexpected, too! I hope to get a few more out of it but the frost may have something to say about that.
• United States
17 Oct 08
yes-i have a low shrub out there blooming daisy-like flowers right now. i was surprised to see it bloom this close to november.it's very pretty,i might have to plant more next year if it always late blooms.
@AmbiePam (51627)
• United States
16 Oct 08
That is so pretty! And such a treat so late in the season. You take such gorgeous pictures, you know. If you had a scrapbook of them all, I'm pretty sure you could publish the book for quite a nice sum. I know a bunch of mylotters who would buy it!