Friday, November 9, 2012

October Garden Pictures

Aster novae-angliae 'Hella Lacy' October 2012

Crocus kotschyanus October 2012

Quercus gambelii October 2012

Rosa 'Queen Elizabeth' October 2012

Zauschneria latifolia October 2012

Click here to see more October Garden Pictures.
Click here for October Bloom Times 2008-2011.

October 2012 in Seattle was warmer & much wetter than normal.  The mean temperature was 53.8F/12.1C.  The normal mean temperature is 52.8F/11.6C.  Total precipitation was 6.71 inches.  Normal precipitation is 3.48 inches.  The highest temperature was 75F/23.9C, the lowest 38F/3.3C.  There were 3 days with heavy rain, 14 days with rain, 16 days with light rain, 18 days with fog, 19 cloudy days, 5 partly cloudy days & 7 fair days.  The weather changed abruptly with 0.19 inches of rain on October 13 & more than 1 inch of rain over a 3 day period.  There had been no significant rainfall since July 20, a freakish period of 84 dry & mostly sunny days.  Suddenly, very wet fall weather began & continued throughout the month.

This will be the last regular posting of pictures from the Cascadia Garden.  In November, I will start posting urban landscape photos from various places in Seattle.  After 4 years, photos from my garden have become repetitive. Also, I plan to leave this property within the next 6 months.


Mark and Gaz said...

Lovely selection of blooms and plants there Jordan! And good to see more snippets of your garden again :)

Michael B. Gordon said...

Jordan, I always enjoy your monthly posts of the highlights in the garden. I wasn't familiar with Quercus gambelii. The leaves are beautiful.

Alison said...

That oak leaf is stunning. So you're moving? Are you going to document the creation of a whole new garden somewhere?

Jordan Jackson said...

Yes, my home for the past 20 years is for sale. I hope to have 2 new & much smaller gardens in the future: a plot in a community garden & a native shade garden in a new townhouse development, both near my current home.

Alistair said...

The Aster in your first picture is a Fabulous colour. Moving house after 20 years does not come easy. Mind you the ideal plans which you have for your new garden will take away some of the stress, and what a terrific range of plants you are planning on having, I will be watching this space.

The Enduring Gardener said...

I look forward to reading the next chapter Jordan. Meanwhile I might use that picture of your Aster as my screensaver.

Jordan Jackson said...

You are quite welcome to use my photos.