Last flowers to bloom

November 18, 2015 at 9:49 pm 2 comments

I’ve been meaning to do this for days and today I finally got to it. Taking photos of the last flowers of summer. Most everything else has died off or was looking a bit droopy, although there are still a few gaillardia in bloom, but the wind was rustling through them, making it hard to take photos of the last few newer blooms. Considering that Collingwood and Blue Mountain had some snow last Friday when I was there, we may not be so far behind, but then again, maybe being two hours south, we’ll have a bit longer. Even the parsley next to this plant is still green.

 

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My pink carnations, three still blooming. It was a bit windy so the plant was swaying.

 

 

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No flowers on this plant anymore but the leaves of the scented geranium, green in summer, have turned to red. The flowers were a delicate shade of pink and they smelled wonderful. Not strong, but a gentle scent. We have two of those plants.

 

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Michaelmas daisies, among the last to bloom in summer, are still hanging on at the more sheltered side of the house.

 

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The big plant up near the edge of the flowerbed, still hanging in. Still looking good.

While the plants are winding down, leaves are still falling from trees, making a carpet to walk on and people are raking leaves to the curb for pick-up. Leaves that were blown to the backyard are in the composter getting ready for spring mulching, and the rest of the garden material is on the garden already breaking down to add nutrients to the soil for next gardening season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Diana  |  December 4, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Very pretty Carolyn. And nice to see when everything else is bare and blah. 🙂
    Blessings, Diana

    Reply
    • 2. storygal  |  December 4, 2015 at 11:24 pm

      Thank you, Diana. Would you believe that a few flowers buried under that last snow are still blooming?

      Reply

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