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Archive for October, 2008

Monk’s hood – the procastinating plant

Posted by blueberrytalk on October 26, 2008

Other plants produce flower and seed much earlier in the season but Monk’s hood waits til late October. Maybe it’s just our garden because a search of the internet mentions an earlier flowering for this plant. So here it is almost November and by chance a day warm enough for the bees to find the Monk’s hood. Evidently every part of this plant is poisenous but I wouldn’t want to find out if that is true.

Monk's hood


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Canadian thanksgiving

Posted by blueberrytalk on October 14, 2008

This year the Canadian thanksgiving fell on October 13. For the readers of this blog we offer a couple of fall arrangements. A frost a week ago has helped turn the blueberry leaves red. Each variety¬†of blueberry has it’s own colour ranging from orange to burgundy. In this picture Gladiola are set against the red blueberry leaves.

Gladiolas and blueberry leaves

Gladiolas and blueberry leaves

 The next arrangement is composed of purple beautyberry, globe thistle, hardy hibiscus and dogwood seeds. Enjoy! Click on images to enlarge.

Thanksgiving arrangement

Thanksgiving arrangement


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Junes in October

Posted by blueberrytalk on October 9, 2008

The June blueberry plants are showing some blossoms and fruit after some warm September days. This is not unusual for this early fruiting plant. Click on pictures to enlarge.

June blossoms

June blossoms

June blueberry

June blueberry

The bees are collecting nectar on a cool October day.
a busy bee

bee visiting June blossom

It’s no surprise that the Junes are one of the first to blossom in the spring.

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