Friday, October 29, 2010

WHICH SEASON IS THIS?

This is not the only plant to surprise us with an unusual bloom time. The mock orange, Philadelphus coranarius 'Natchez' is blooming for the second time.

Not just one or two blooms but many, with more buds opening every day. Are these next years flowers come early? I certainly hope not.

4 comments:

  1. I know what you mean. Yesterday I saw a lovely little bloom on my Japanese Flowering Quince! We'll have to wait and see what this little cold snap brings.

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  2. There are new buds forming on my Black Eyed Susans and a new Globe Mallow I planted in the late summer. I thought I wouldn't see anymore until next summer. Hopefully they'll get to open before the first frost. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Hi! I was searching for information about growing this plant in Austin and came across your page. Can you tell me if the plant is deer resistant? One variety of mock orange is listed as deer resistant in the Grow Green (name?) booklet. But it's not exactly this one. I saw the Natchez at the nursery today and it doesn't look like something the deers will pass... And is your in full sun, part sun or more shady spot? Thank you!

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  4. I think they are referring to the native mock orange. The Natchez is a cultivar and has no fragrance. Unfortunately I can't answer your questions about whether it is deer proof as mine is planted in area. It is located on an east facing wall so only gets morning sun. One way to try the plant would be to plant it with maybe a couple of rosemary in front of it. Doing this would confuse the senses of the deer. Net the plant until the rosemary have reached a decent size.

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