Yard Flowers
October 22

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The leaves on the Japanese dogwood tree are turning red and the big ornamental cherry is starting to loose its leaves, so it must be fall.

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But the Hot Cocoa climbing rose still has a few blossoms

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We are amazed that the dahlias are still blooming. So far there has been no frost.

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This pink one by the front of the driveway has many blossoms. Fortunately it seems that the local deer don't like dahlias!

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The giant "dinner plate" blossoms are darker red than they appear in this photo. The plant is about four feet tall and leans on a wire cage put there to protect a nearby lily from the deer.

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Think of this as the little rose that could!
When we got back from vacation, the bush had two or three leaves left on it and it looked dead. We were on water restrictions and because there was no one here to hand-water the poor thing had shut down. When we got home we added a micro spray irrigation system to that area of the flower beds, and this blossom is our reward.
The bush came home from Dinter Gardens (in Duncan) with our apple trees, but didn't seem to grow at all the first summer. Well turns out it was growing like mad just that the deer were browsing at about the same rate as it grew. On the right side you can see the wire cage that keeps the deer out now.
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