I'm glad I didn't wait until today to take these pictures. We had quite the storm last night complete with thunder, lightening, wind, rain and enough hail to make it look like it had snowed. It was all enough to knock every last leaf from many of the trees and really beat up the remaining flowers.
Fuchsia magellanica is absolutely covered in flowers and buds still. This and the rest of my hardy fuchsias will probably bloom for another month. Last year they bloomed until the first big snow.
My pretty hanging Fuchsia that has been blooming since May. I admit I only fertilized it a couple of times and yet it's still blooming. I moved it from the front porch a month ago and just hung it in the side yard where I forgot about it until these flowers caught my eye.
Abelias are full of flowers. I have several different types throughout the front yard. They stay semi-evergreen in the winter and will bloom for awhile still.
Rose 'Kimberlina' has a quite a few new buds. Most of the roses seem to be about finished, although I was surprised to see that it looks like 'Abraham Darby' might bloom again. I was watching a local gardening show with Ciscoe Morris and he explained that all the rose hips need to be pruned from the roses now. I was planning to leave them for winter interest, and can't seem to find any information as to why they should be removed before winter other than removing ones with blackspot.
Flower Carpet Rose got beat up by the rain and wind but there are quite a few buds that are still wanting to open.
Now I hope you'll visit Tootsie Time who hosts Fertilizer Friday each week to see what's blooming around the rest of the world indoors and outdoors.
Your blooms are so beautiful. It is such a shame the storm got them. I am so glad you captured their beauty before.ReplyDelete
That was quite a storm!! Our power was flickering nonstop. That gorgeous Cleome blossom was just what I needed to get my attitude right for the day!!ReplyDelete
Love that abelia. So awesome! I would leave the rose hips for winter interest too.ReplyDelete
OOOHHH too bad about the storm. I bet it beat the plants up pretty bad. Glad you got pics before that happened. I love the fuschia - both of them. Everything is pink or red. Hope you have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures..cleomes are awesome..your carpet roses are so pretty! Sounds like a terrible storm! Great post...great pics!ReplyDelete
Your Fuchsia magellanica is fabulous! We are due to have our first frost (maybe) tonight. I still have lots of flowers, wonder what tomorrow will bring?ReplyDelete
That fuchsia is one of my favorites. We just don't have the climate for them and definitely we couldn't leave them unattended. Your flowers keep hanging in there. I noticed I have one last rose bud out there.ReplyDelete
Your blooms are so gorgeous and the pansies which just happen to be a favorite of mine are deliciously refreshing. Great photos.ReplyDelete
Hi Catherine, My friend KathyB @ Spot on Cedar Pond blog is near you and said they had a storm and were w/o power for 3 hrs. last nite. Seeing your cleome reminds me of how mama used to love to collect the seeds from the long, thin pods. Your abelias and roses are so pretty still. I know I am in the south, but I always thought it was ok to leave a few rosehips on the plants over winter. Let me know what you find out. I hope you have a nice weekend. I look forward later to seeing your violets.ReplyDelete
Those are might pretty pansies. The color is amazing. Are they new to your garden this fall? My fertilizer has been put away for weeks.ReplyDelete
The fuschias are so beautiful. I wish we could grow those.ReplyDelete
Well considering your storm they all survived very well and are looking good.ReplyDelete
Catherine, Your close-ups are beautiful. Is the pansy a special type? I don't think I've ever seen red and yellow before. Have a great weekend!ReplyDelete
Hello Catherine, your garden must love you so much, it never ends giving you surprises!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about the storm; I'm glad you got these pictures beforehand, they are lovely.ReplyDelete
I am smitten with that pansy! All the blooms are nice but that pansy is scrumptious!ReplyDelete
So sorry about your hail storm that finished off the flowers for you. We have had no color in our gardens here for over a month or so!ReplyDelete
Oh I am glad you took those photos too!! how sad that mother nature had to go and torture them!ReplyDelete
thanks for linking in and sharing such bright and cheerful beautiful blooms with us.
have a great weekend...I do hope your garden recovers quickly!
Every time you say that you have few flowering plants left. Yet, you always manage to find so many beautiful ones for us to enjoy.
I just saw on the news that Portland got snow so I hopped over to the computer to see if you had any! Glad you don't but sorry for the storm. That is a very striking pansy. I haven't seen one that color before either and I really like it. I would love to know why you should trim the rose hips?? I always leave them for winter interest too.ReplyDelete
Hi Catherine~~ I remember your photo of the fuchsia in the snow!ReplyDelete
It was one of the first photos I saw when I started blogging so it has a sentimental value to me.
I leave rose hips. It doesn't hurt the bushes as far as I can tell. I know a floral designer who plucks off hips as she needs them and leaves the rest until she's ready for them. Her roses are gorgeous. I'm not sure why Cisco advises this. I could be [am] ignorant.
Your glossy Abelia looks gorgeous. I love the rosy colored bracts that hang on after the blooms are gone. Do yours have a scent? It's subtle but enjoyable.
Your pansy is pristine, like a painting.
It was a dark and stormy night...ReplyDelete
Oh, wait that's Snoopy's new book.
Our power did go out and the last of the leaves were on the ground this morning. There was a rather nice sun break today though and I suppose this is the time we start getting happy about the few we do get.
You still have some great flower interest in your garden. I am jealous. Looking at your lovely fucshias makes me think that i might want to move mine to a slightly sunnier spot.
Sorry about the storm, we haven;t had rain in quite a while, our attention is on Ida right now and what she will turn in to!! Lovely flowers for Nov.ReplyDelete
Catherine, I had to look up the Abelias shrub because I had never heard of it. What a terrific shrub. It blooms all summer and even takes drought and clay soil like mine. It may be something I need to invest in. Just when you think the list is getting pared down I add more ;-)ReplyDelete
The pansy colors are killer! Thinking about adding some winter/spring annuals to fill in between my new plantings. Maybe pansies...ReplyDelete
Luckily no snow here. We've been having thunderstorms and lots of rain and hail still. We were lucky to not lose our power.ReplyDelete
The tags for the Pansies are out in the pouring rain, but I'll do a post on some of them this week and give the names of the ones I have. I love finding all the new combinations of colors like this red and yellow one.
Thanks fr sharing yr photos - I love Fushias - there are so pretty. Hope you are having a nice weekend.ReplyDelete
Your garden never ceases to amaze me.ReplyDelete
It is just beautiful.
What gorgeous photos of gorgeous blooms! I had to take all my houseplants back outside. They seemed so unhappy inside. We don't get very cold weather here. I'll have to cover them though when it does get cold. They love our region's humidity!ReplyDelete
Catherine, Love, love, love cleome! ...and the pansy is wonderful and you can't beat the Fuchsia for long time flowering and it's pretty. Have a good rest of the weekend in the garden. gailReplyDelete
Hi Catherine I have just managed to successfully follow your advice and post a large photo. Many thanks for your help. I also linked back to you hope you don't mind.ReplyDelete
I managed to sort a few other things out like folders and things in the wrong place for retrieval and also Tatyana's advice on putting name on photos although I used the Canon Photo professional not Picasa I think I might scrap Picasa and concentrate on learning how to use one program.
It is so exciting learning new skills.
I have not seen that particular pansy yet. Actually, we have no pansies available to us yet. We don't plant them until after Thanksgiving here, as they would die of the heat. Love all the beautiful blossoms!ReplyDelete