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November 2009 Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day at Helen’s Haven

We have yet to experience a hard frost in time for this month’s Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day. It’s late.  So, I have more blooms than I should have.  Helen’s Haven, in Raleigh, NC is holding her own, but definitely ready to be put to bed.  While most of the fall flowers are still in bloom, some are looking a little sad.

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Purple Basil

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Camelia sasanqua 'Sestugekka' from Camellia Forest

'Moonbeam'

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Rosa 'Rainbow Sorbet'

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Verbena 'Homestead Purple'

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Hardy Cycleman

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'Hot Lips' Salvia

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'Pretty Much Picasso™' trial in Helen's Haven. A true proven winner

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Osmanthus

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'Miss Huff' Lantana

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American Beauty Berry, Aster, Salvia

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Oakleaf Hydrangea so pretty in the fall.

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Burgmansia detail

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Brugmansia Angel Flower

Purple coneflower

Unknown reblooming Iris.  Somehow doesn't look natural in the fall landscape.

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Sheffield Pink Mum from my friend kk

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Purple Salvia

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Edgeworthia still in leaf with flower heads forming

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Big leaf Magnolia with Knock out Rose

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Quince

'White Ball' Butterfly bush

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Proven Winners Snow Princess™

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Sedge

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Echinacea 'Double Pink Delight'

Brizillian Verbena

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Rain lily

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Red Bed in November

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Carolina Jassamine

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Rosa 'Pink Peace'

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Tropical Snail Vine

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Verbena 'Homestead Red'

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Nippon Daisy

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Unknown Dalhia

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Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku'

Helen Yoest is a garden writer and coach through her business Gardening With Confidence™

Follow Helen on Twitter @HelenYoest and her facebook  friend’s page, Helen Yoest or Gardening With Confidence™ Face Book Fan Page.

Helen also serves on the board of advisors for the JC Raulston Arboretum

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October 2009 Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day at Helen’s Haven

October GBBD at Helen’s Haven in Raleigh, North Carolina, reminds hardy, yet the rain and very cool temperatures of late are unseasonable.  So far, frost is at bay.    The flowers and seed continue to welcome the wildlife.

Part of Mixed Border into Herb Garden

Part of Mixed Border into Herb Garden

Miss Huff Lantana

Miss Huff Lantana

Knockout

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Edgeworthia

Edgeworthia

Loropetalum 'Pizazz'

Loropetalum 'Pizazz'

Ruellia brittoniona

Ruellia brittoniona

Helianthus detail

Helianthus detail

White Ball Butterfly Bush

White Ball Butterfly Bush

Rain Lily

Rain Lily

Swamp Crinum - LOVE this

Swamp Crinum - LOVE this

Proven Winners Snow Fountain

Proven Winners' Snow Princess'

Chrysanthemum 'Clara Curtis'

Chrysanthemum 'Clara Curtis'

Clara Curtis

Chrysanthemum 'Sheffield Pink'

'Moonbeam'

Abelia 'Golden Anniversary'

Abelia 'Golden Anniversary'

Rudbeckia black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia black-eyed Susan

Echinacea 'White Swan'

Echinacea 'White Swan'

Echinacea 'Double Pink Delight'

Echinacea 'Double Pink Delight'

Vignette

Vignette

Overview of Red Bed

Overview of Red Bed

Helianthus 'Swamp Sunflower'

Helianthus 'Swamp Sunflower'

Red Homestead - not real impressed with its performance in my garden

Red Homestead - not real impressed with its performance in my garden

Drummondii

Drummondii

Lycorius

Lycorius

Nippon Daisey

Nippon Daisey

Autumn Sedum

Autumn Sedum

Cl. Don Jaun rose

Cl. Don Jaun rose

Unknown Butterfly bush

Unknown Butterfly bush

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Mhuly grass

Muhly grass

Limelight hydrangea

Limelight hydrangea

Hardy Cyclamen

Hardy Cyclamen

Society Garlic

Society Garlic

Tansy

Tansy

Still Zuni

Still Zuni

Obiedent plant

Obiedent plant

Vinca

Vinca

Helianthus angustifolia Dwarf swamp 'Low Down'

Helianthus angustifolia Dwarf swamp 'Low Down'

Purple cone flower

Purple cone flower

Zinnia

Zinnia

Leuxxx

Leucantha

American Beauty berry

American Beauty berry

Aster Tartan

Aster Tartan

Aster detail

Bangel Tigle Canna

Bangel Tiger Canna

Cleome Seed

Cleome Seed

You might enjoy Dear Cleome

Cleome

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Reblooming purple Iris

Reblooming purple Iris

Blue and Black Salvia

Blue and Black Salvia

Purple basil

Purple basil

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Hybisucs tea

Hot Lips salvia

Hot Lips salvia

Osmanthus fragrans

Osmanthus fragrans

Also in bloom:

Bog Salvia, Snail vine, a brugmansia just (finally) opened, very late this year; candy corn plant and many dahlias.

GBBD was started by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.  Be sure to check out what she has going on in her Indiana garden and the others all over the US and even abroad.

Copy and photos by Helen Yoest

Helen Yoest is a garden writer and coach through her business Gardening With Confidence Follow Helen on Twitter @HelenYoest and her Facebook page, the Gardening With Confidence fan page. Helen also serves on the board of advisors for the JC Raulston Arboretum.

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September 2009, Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day in Helen’s Haven

Welcome to Helen’s Haven  Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day in Raleigh, NC.  Here you will  find a glimpse of the plants in bloom on this one day in September.
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Purple conf flower and wood asters

Purple conf flower and wood asters

'Zuni' STILL blooming

'Zuni' STILL blooming

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Sedum

Sedum

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Autumn Sedum

Autumn Sedum

Yellow iris

Yellow iris

Unknown Buddleja

Unknown Buddleja

Lantana

Lantana

Better Boy Tomato

Better Boy Tomato

Rose of Sharon 'Double Chiffon'

Rose of Sharon 'Double Chiffon'

Cleome

Cleome

Lantana 'Miss Huff'

Lantana 'Miss Huff'

Vernoica

Vernoica

Verbena on a stick

Verbena on a stick

Lily

Lily

Lily

Lily

Zinnias

Zinnias

Tea olive - oh, does she smell nice!

Tea olive - oh, does she smell nice!

Purple basil

Purple basil

Red Bed vignette

Red Bed vignette

Rain lilies

Rain lilies

Lycorius radiata

Lycorius radiata

Yucca gloriaso

Yucca gloriaso

Pink Peace

Pink Peace

Malvavisus arboreus

Malvavisus arboreus

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Dwarf Joe Pye weed

Dwarf Joe Pye weed

Thyme

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Black Magic Elephant Ear

'Black Magic' Elephant Ear

Iris

Iris

Brown Turkey fig

Brown Turkey fig

Snail Vine

Snail Vine

Cana 'Bangle Tiger'

Cana 'Bangle Tiger'

Yucca gloriaso almost ready to bloom

Yucca gloriaso almost ready to bloom

Lycorius radiata

Lycorius radiata

Castor Beans

Castor Beans

Elephant ear 'Black Magic'

Elephant ear 'Black Magic'

Lily from Becky Heath of Brent and Becky's Bulbs

Lily from Becky Heath of Brent and Becky's Bulbs

Hardy Begonia

Hardy Begonia

Tansey

Tansey

Helen Yoest
Gardeing With Confidence

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August 2009, Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day

Once again, Helen’s Haven in Raleigh, NC looks around the garden for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day.  Carol at May Dreams Gardens started this as a nod to Elizabeth Lawrence. Here’s my nod to Carol. Enjoy!

Miss Huff Lantana

Miss Huff Lantana

Society garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)

Society garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)

Snail vine - ready for fist bloom

Snail vine - ready for fist bloom

Drummondii

Drummondii

Black eyed Susans (Rudbeckia)

Black eyed Susans (Rudbeckia)

Limelight hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata)

Limelight hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata)

Knock out rose

Knock out rose

Obedient  Plant (Physostegia)

Obedient Plant (Physostegia)

'Double Violet' Rose of Sharon

'Double Violet' Rose of Sharon

White wood aster (Aster Eurybia divaricata

White wood aster (Aster Eurybia divaricata

Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta

Purple cone flower (Echineaca)

Purple cone flower (Echineaca)

Shasta Daisey

Shasta Daisey

Basil

Basil

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

'Chiffon' Rose of Sharon - was suppose to be 'Double Violet'

'Chiffon' Rose of Sharon - was suppose to be 'Double Violet'

Canna - variety unknown

Canna - variety unknown

'Diane' Rose of Sharon

'Diane' Rose of Sharon

'Stairway to Heaven' Cl. Rose Flowers yes, foilage nope!

'Stairway to Heaven' Cl. Rose Flowers yes, foilage nope!

Bronze fennel (Foenicuium vulgare)

Bronze fennel (Foenicuium vulgare)

Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora)

Sweet Autumn Clematis (Clematis terniflora)

Bottle Tree - always in bloom

Bottle Tree - always in bloom

Gardenia 'Radicans'

Gardenia 'Radicans'

'Zuni' Crape Mrytle (Lagersterois indica)

'Zuni' Crape Mytle (Lagersterois indica)

Candy Corn Plant (Cuphea micropetala) First blooms of the season

Candy Corn Plant (Cuphea micropetala) First blooms of the season

More in bloom that the photo did turn out or I forgot to photograph.  Probably others.  Hard to see the individual blooms in the mass plantings sometimes.

Fleabane (Erigeron profusion)

Ruellia – pink and purple

Verbenas – Homestead purple, Homestead red, and bonariensis

Pink Vinca

Salvias – blue and black, blue, light purple, hot lips

Zinnas – lots of varieties

Roses – Cl. Don Juan, many others

Dragon wined begonias

‘Natchez’ Crape Myrtle

Unknown Crape Myrtle

Thymes

Sedums

Joe Pye Weed

Golden Rod

Cross vine – a few flowers

Morning glory – volunteer

Rain lilies

‘Red Shift’ Coreopsis

Germander

Crinums – How could I forget the crinums?

Russian Sage

Cleome

Bee Balm

Candy Lily

Buddlejas

Dahlaias

et.al.

Helen Yoest
Gardening With Confidence

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July 2009 Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day at Helen’s Haven

Once again, Helen’s Haven in Raleigh, NC looks around the garden for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day.  Carol at May Dreams Gardens started this as a nod to Elizabeth Lawrence. Here’s my nod to Carol. Enjoy!

Some of the Mixed Border at Helen's Haven

Some of the Mixed Border at Helen's Haven

A couple Cross Vine Blossoms saying Hey

A couple Cross Vine Blossoms saying Hey

Sorgum, cleome

Sorgum, cleome

Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily

Gardenia 'Radicans'

Gardenia 'Radicans'

Crepe Mrytle variety unknown

Crepe Mrytle variety unknown

Crepe Mrytle 'Natchez'

Crepe Mrytle 'Natchez'

Alyssium

Alyssium

Daylily variety unknown

Daylily variety unknown

Lily pertending she's a cucumber.  Shown here with Aster's crop

Lily pertending she's a cucumber. Shown here with Aster's crop

Stokesia laevis 'Peachies Pick'

Stokesia laevis 'Peachies Pick'

Heliotropium amplexicaule

Heliotropium amplexicaule

Hydrangea 'Limelight'

Hydrangea 'Limelight'

Rudbeckia, probably Goldstrum

Rudbeckia, probably Goldstrum

Crepe Mrytle Dynomite

Crepe Mrytle Dynomite

Volunteer vinca

Volunteer vinca

Sedums

Sedums

Blooming early - Society garlic

Blooming early - Society garlic

Buddleja 'White Ball'

Buddleja 'White Ball'

Eupatorium purpureum 'Little Joe'

Eupatorium purpureum 'Little Joe'

Verbena bonarienis

Verbena bonarienis

Zephyranthes White Rain Lily with no rain in 3 weeks

Zephyranthes White Rain Lily with no rain in 3 weeks

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Dragon winged begonia

Dragon winged begonia

Purple cone flower - missed by the bunnies

Purple cone flower - missed by the bunnies

Veronica spicata 'Goodness Grows'

Veronica spicata 'Goodness Grows'

Lantana 'Miss Huff'

Lantana 'Miss Huff'

Rudbeckia 'Hirta'

Rudbeckia 'Hirta'

Hibiscus 'Rose Mallow'

Hibiscus 'Rose Mallow'

Can anyone id this Crepe Myrtle for me?  About 6'H x 8'W

Can anyone id this Crepe Myrtle for me? About 6'H x 8'W

6 foot Crepe Myrtle unknown variety

6 foot Crepe Myrtle unknown variety

Knock out rose Radrazz

Knock out rose Radrazz

Lily of the Nile

Lily of the Nile

Blossom of a Bangle Tiger

Blossom of a Bangle Tiger

Purple Salvia

Purple Salvia

One last Oakleaf Hydrangea

One last Oakleaf Hydrangea

Monarda and bee butt

Monarda and bee butt

Zinnia

Zinnia

A surprise find - a cosmo the bunnies must have missed

A surprise find - a cosmo the bunnies must have missed

Rose of Sharon 'Double Violet'

Rose of Sharon 'Double Violet'

Shasta Daisy

Shasta Daisy

Buddleja 'Honeycomb'

Buddleja 'Honeycomb'

Cl. Rose Stairway to Heaven

Cl. Rose Stairway to Heaven

By Helen Yoest
Gardening With Confidence

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June 2009 Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day at Helen’s Haven

The universe says summer is six days away.  I say it’s already here in Raleigh.  While we haven’t maxed out on day length, we are in the thick of the heat.

Once again, we look around the garden for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day. Carol at May Dreams Gardens started this as a nod to Elizabeth Lawrence. Here’s my nod to Carol. Enjoy!

There were many surprises – flowers that should be past, but seem to be hanging on.  I use this as a opportunity to journal what’s blooming today.  As such, I use large photos to be examined and not a collage.  It makes a great reference.

Oh, please don’t hate me because I’m blooming beautiful!

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May 2009 Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day – Helen’s Haven

Last week, it sure seemed like summer was here to stay.  This week in Raleigh, we experienced a very nice spring again.

Once again, we look around the garden for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day.   Carol at May Dreams Gardens started this as a nod to Elizabeth Lawrence.  Here’s my nod to Carol.  Enjoy!

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Well, I tried to get them all up.  I’ll let these represent the rest.  I hope you enjoyed this visit to Helen’s Haven and return often.  Helen’s Haven is a wildlife habitat, sustainable and organic garden on an half acre lot in Raleigh, NC

Helen Yoest

Gardening With Confidence

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