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Fall flowering usually accompanies a warm spell, and some rain. You are in USDA hardiness zone 8, which is suitable for Sunshine Blue blueberry. It doesn't require the chill hours most blueberries do. That means that in autumn, if conditions simulate those in spring, the bushes will be prone to flower. This can decrease the productivity of the plant the next ...


In my experience, slight stress best promotes flowers in Crepe myrtles. They are used to warm, arid climates (like Texas), and grow best in those regions. Up north, such as in New York, where you are, they won't bloom as easily, without certain conditions being met. Here's another instance of a northern gardener not being able to get their crepe myrtles to ...

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