Oh October!

Oh my October! How do you top these golden days in Georgia when the light is lower and more golden than ever, the greens are deepening and our tropical and subtropical cplants keep rolling on. I love to join in The Propagator Six On Saturday

I am cheating a bit, because I am continuing with pictures of plants that were in bloom last week on the campus of Georgia Southern/Savannah. Continue on with me through this beautiful place.

There will be a plant sale on campus this month! Guess who will be in line hoping to procure a piece of this spectacular plant!

I like the foliage on this plant, but the eye of a gardener immediately tries to place those long and lovely stems among other plants in places in one’s own garden. Could I fit this in somewhere? That is the question.

Temperatures in Savannah still reach into the 80’s during the day, but the cool evenings, perhaps down to the 50s this week end, assure that there is some sign of Autumn. Leaves change color, some yellow, making for that wonderful feeling of a change of season. You know, pumpkin spice and all things nice, like apple cider and warm donuts!

Who knows the name of this vine? It might work to fulfill my wish to have more vertical bloom in the garden.


I am trying to have rose blooms and firecrackers in my garden, but we have a huge deer population on Skidaway Island. I have moved a rose to the fenced area in my yard, but it is in a pot where I move it from one sunny spot to another to get the required 6 hours of sun….I don’t know how long I will be willing to that! The firecracker is just a plant I love and when I see it here in full bloom I am thrilled. The deer graze on mine continually so I do not ever see this show.

That is my six on Saturday. What are you doing this week end? My spouse is currently digging a hole for my Bird of paradise plant that has outgrown its huge pot. I think 5 years in a pot is long enough to wait for bloom….it never did. So it is going into the ground. I hope it does better in the earth. I will continue to give it space, because I adore the foliage…so very tropical.


About Jayne in Georgia

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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7 Responses to Oh October!

  1. shoreacres says:

    Non-gardener me thinks I know the name of your mystery plant: the combination of purple flowers and yellow berries made me think immediately of Duranta erecta . It’s quite commonly used around SE Texas and at least some of the larger plants I know survived our February freeze, even though their return was a little slow. It’s a beautiful plant, and the pollinators (bee, hoverflies, etc.) love it.


  2. Yes! Thank you for that! And thank you for the link – great photo that confirms your identification. So interesting that the birds can eat the berries, according to the link, but it is toxic to people and pets.


  3. Pauline says:

    Thank you for your exotic collection, nice to see them even though I cant grow them here.


  4. I always enjoy your blog. Thank you! Keep posting Jayne!

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  5. Great photos and most of those plants grow here. I have been avoiding plants sales, as my garden beds are full.


  6. Thanks for the reminder of why I shouldnt go to yet another plant sale…..hard to resist!


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