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Last (ing) Blooms


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lasts are sometimes sad-joys. I've been thinking about the final blooms of summer in our gardens and wondering when the first hard frost will hit. According to the katydids it should be this coming week. They began to whine their complaints in late July.
Snapdragons reseeded themselves from last summer to the base of our retaining wall. I did not plant any this year in the garden. These whites have a lovely touch of lilac. ...reminds me of a formal I once wore to a prom and then cut apart for a Tom Jones party. (But that's another age).
Impatiens (of the balsam family) are going strong in all our shade.
Tiger lilies have just about gone by. I used some lasting blossoms with squash blooms for a quick centerpiece in a butter dish top.
In July our tall phlox began to pop out colors. Normally they last into October; we'll see. They're so full of a gentle aroma, too.
At the end of last summer, part of our former "carport" became a garden, complete with still too much sand, gravel and the salt from the road. Portulacas love it.
Last, but certainly not lease, are the roses. with one "final" deep crimson one. Not certain where we'll "store" the little bush over the winter as temperatures will get way below zero here, as usual, most likely. Still can't figure out how those snapdragons and a little mum survived in sandy soil and rocks where the plow tosses up salty gravel!
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HEISTHEANSWER 9/20/2013 6:29PM

    Beautiful pictures! I too hate to see the flowers and flowering shrubs leave until spring. Seems like for some reason, I hate to see them disappear this time worse then ever before. Oh well, Spring will bring such renewal to our world if the Lord doesn't send for us first.

Good to touch base with you sweet sister,

Say a prayer that my computer will not tear up on me this time around.
Extra hugs,
Lois

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WARRIORGIRL121 9/14/2013 11:10PM

    Beautiful! I especially love the red rose! Roses are my fav flower!

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JANTWO 9/13/2013 12:25AM

    Beautiful!!!!

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68ANNE 9/12/2013 10:03PM

    Love all the colors and variety. Thanks

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BRENJET 9/12/2013 7:18PM

    Thanks for sharing your gorgeous flowers with us...after the volatile weather these past two days it was a welcome treat!

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LESLEYANNE11 9/12/2013 6:49PM

    Beautiful flowers Ellie emoticon . Wow New Zealand has just begun Spring and I haven't seen such lovely flowers here. Love you lady lesleyanne. emoticon

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PILGRIM125 9/12/2013 5:38PM

    The change of seasons is bittersweet, indeed. Enjoy your blooms while they endure!

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AVANELL 9/12/2013 4:54PM

    Beautiful! Thank you!

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LOSE4LIFE47 9/12/2013 12:21PM

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