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October

"Fresh October brings the pheasant;
Then to gather nuts is pleasant."

~ The Garden Year, Sara Coleridge (1802-1852)

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Black Oats
Oct 10

Black Oats

Porridge Day

Chrysanthemum (Chinese)
Oct 14

Chrysanthemum (Chinese)

Double Ninth Festival

Cheerfulness under adversity

Sea Holly (Silver Ghost)
Oct 24

Sea Holly (Silver Ghost)

Ghosts & Ghouls Night

Boo!

Witch Hazel
Oct 27

Witch Hazel

Witches Night Out

A Spell

Devil's Hand
Oct 30

Devil's Hand

Mischief Night

Speak of the Devil (non-traditional)

Field of Oats at Grez, Karl Nordström, 1885
Oct 10

Field of Oats at Grez, Karl Nordström, 1885

Porridge Day

Marigolds
Oct 18

Marigolds

St. Luke's Day

Pumpkin
Oct 26

Pumpkin

Pumpkin Day

Coarseness, Grossness

Witch's Broom
Oct 27

Witch's Broom

Witches Night Out

"I'll get you, my pretty!"

Oat
Oct 10

Oat

Porridge Day

Bewitching Soul of Music

Ghost Pipe
Oct 24

Ghost Pipe

Ghosts & Ghouls Night

Boo!

Scabiosa (Black Cat)
Oct 27

Scabiosa (Black Cat)

Black Cat Day

Widowhood, Mourning

Vampire Orchid
Oct 28

Vampire Orchid

Dracula Bites Night

Type A, B, AB, O, it's all good!