We had our first snowflakes of November 2011 on Wednesday as well as several nights of freezing temps. Despite the cold, some flowers continue to bloom and brighten the dull, fall days.
As walk around the gardens today witht the camera and here are a few pics.
I started these lobelia from seed last spring and they are still blooming merrily in several containers.
Lots of calendulas throughout the garden.
This Malva, Zebrina, is blooming better now than it has all season.
This is a Knockout Rose, with some rust-coloured ‘mums and Irish Eyes rudbeckia.
And here’s one of my taller roses, still putting out buds and blooms.
Alysium loves this late fall weather and makes a nice nest for the little Johnny-jump-up.
Trying to save some of my more tender plants, I have them stored in the garage for now. My garage is not heated and before too long I will have to decide just what to do with these plants. I have taken some cuttings of my favorite geraniums and just a couple coleus. Meanwhile the ‘Abutilon’ (flowering maple), ivy geranium, and brugmansia continue to bloom.
The flowering cabbage is becoming more colourful with every frost.
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the late blooms in my garden. Soon snow will cover everything.
-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'