Saturday, October 18, 2008

Gardening Blooms in Chilly October




Today I had to snap these photos of some of the roses and flowers and their punchy colors. I did have to add some extra layers of clothing on as it's getting mighty chilly here especially at night. 41 degrees the other morning. The English rose Princess Margarita above looks stunning in the afternoon light. I have seen some beautiful paintings of roses, but it doesn't come near to having the real mcCoy. They are so dainty and look like a powder puff with a wonderful rose fragrance.
How do you know when you have enough roses? (Your husband tells you so that's when. Or is that a sign that you really do need more. I'm still pondering it.)






More dahlias and cannas. My blue plumbago blooms are rising up to rub noses with the canna flowers. I will have to dig all of these up after the first frost. I am a little jealous of the plumbago bushes in Florida and Hawaii. Huge mounds of color and hedges of them as well. I will be content with "plants" that hopefully will turn into large "bushes."






White perfection. Moon dance rose. White is not really white after all. Look at all of the colors in the shadows. So very nice! I have more blooms and will have to put them up soon. Such as butterfly bushes that just keep on blooming like cheerleaders even when the summer heat is starting to lose to fall temperatures!







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Jasmine said...

Beautiful booms! I am tempted to try some roses.