October 2, 2007
The Dendranthema Sisters : Rhumba and Bolero
October is around the corner and it's back to work for me as the Fall season shifts into high gear and everyone wants their gardens done NOW. In my Sweet Garden Chicago I've been busy dividing blackeyed susans and phlox. I've got a good show of purple asters going but I saw a gorgeous pink one that I had to have :
I have a 'Claire Curtis " hardy garden mum that's been in bloom since mid-July and I've added two new additions : 'Bolero ' and 'Rhumba'. Although listed as dendranthema there's a question as to whether they are mums or not.
A little later in October or early November if the weather is too warm I will plant more bulbs. I have plans to add some unusual ones this year : Alliums, Fritallaria, Lily Flowering tulips. I also want to get a Hellebores, the first plant to bloom in the Spring.