Heritage Rose growing in my Garden.

"Won't you come into my garden? I would like my roses to meet you!"

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

December Roses To Dry

Can you believe I am still picking Roses to dry??

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ice and Flowers!

Ice in my Birdbath.
And I didn't even take this picture until noon!

These pictures were all taken last week.  

I still have Roses.
Notice the pretty trellis - I have planted Sweet Peas on it.  Last year I just reveled in the ones I planted in the back yard.  I want to plant them everywhere!!

Still Verbena blooming but not much.

I completely forgot I planted these mums last fall.  They are beautiful!

And it's hard to daunt my Fairy Rose.

Jeannie from the South Country (and glad of it)!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

My Winter Camilla's

This is the front of my house  today. 
 It might be cold outside but I have blooms!!

It is a Camilla Japonica.  And it is beautiful.

I need more!!  

I always think I need more of what ever is blooming.

My Winter Rose!!
(actually some of my Rose Roses are still blooming)

I am so glad I live in the south in the winter.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Brown Dog

Another cute picture of Strider who is letting me know he wants to come inside.
He doesn't like the cold any more than he likes the heat!

The Fairy Rose Bush still has a few blooms!  Even after three freezes.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Garden Apron

My sister made me this cute garden apron.  I love it.  It has pockets and is very comfortable.
This picture was taken about 3 weeks ago before our first freeze.  The morning glories are gone now!!

Apron is made from the perfect gardening fabric!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Tale of The Passion Vine

Passion Flower.
As I visit different blogs, I find that the Passion Flower doesn't always look like mine.  Similar, but not the same!

My Passion Vine has become a very popular eatery in my neighborhood.  These little critters are all over it and my vine is looking really chewed up!

But this is the reward!
A friend was in my garden a couple of weeks ago and she told me she felt like she was in a Disney movie with all the butterflies flitting about.

The two previous pictures were taken a little earlier in the season.  Right now, I am getting the odd flower mostly up high where I can't get a photo.  I am wondering just how long it will keep going with our cooler weather.  And just how long is Butterfly season anyway?

Look!!  This is a fruit (?) on my Passion Vine.  Can you eat them , I wonder?

Love our long growing season!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Sweetheart Rose!

My Sweetheart Rose is a tiny little Rose.  About the size of a silver dollar when in full bloom.
I have more blooms today in November than I have had all summer.

Rosebud, newly formed.....

Rosebud partly opened......

Ta Da!!  In full bloom!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Blue Morning Glory Morning!

How wonderful to be greeted by Morning Glories when you wake up!!

The colors have returned to Blue without the purple edges.

The inside is like a Star Burst of beauty.

This morning (Sat.) is cloudy but my morning glories have their bright little faces looking for the sun!!  They know which direction it will shine on them.

"Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy"
john denver

Friday, November 12, 2010

What's Blooming This Friday?

Heritage - Fully open.

Home Run has the best blooms of the year!

New Dawn has several roses blooming.

My Verbena is slowing down but I still have spots of color.

I am so glad I live in South Louisiana in the winter!!

Joining Flaunt Your Flowers  Friday with Tootsie.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Fairy Rose in November

I love that my Fairy Rose transforms into a darker pink as the weather gets cooler. A
little bit at a time!

Fairy Rosebud.

Fairy Rose! 

 These pictures were takes 10 minutes ago on a nice sunny day in south Louisiana.  Temps in the 70's. 


Thursday, November 4, 2010

A Visit With A Friend in the Country

My friend has a wonderful owl in her garden.  It's a Bobble Head!  When the wind blows it, the head moves around.  Scares the birds right off her vegetables.
I love this owl!!

She has a Lemon tree and two Satsuma trees.  She has so much fruit that she gives it away generously.  Lucky me!

I am a Bird Bath lover!  This one is especially pretty.

Her house backs up to a Sugar Cane field.
Now, that's country!!

I brought her Roses from my garden.  She had enough to fill two vases and this is a picture of one of them.  I love having enough Roses in my garden to share!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Blue Morning Glories!! Curiouser and curiouser!

This picture was take the middle of October. See how bright blue it is!!  I had an odd bloom now and then beginning in September.

I planted the Heavenly blue morning glory in May because I was afraid my Tuber Morning Glory had died in the harsh winter.

 (don't know it's real name but the flowers are as big as Heavenly blue)
My Tuber Morning Glory.  I love it as much as my Roses.  I have had it for about 8 years and it comes back each summer and blooms proficiently from June to the middle of October.  I have never seen it before or since I discovered it in a little nursery in the country - alas the nursery is gone.

This picture was taken today, November 1.  See how the blooms now have changed color a bit.  With stripes of purple?

And they are blooming Gangbusters!
My purple Tuber is done for the summer so it is perfect timing.  But simply accidental on my part!

They are following the sun as it moves in the sky.  AND they are in full bloom in the bright sun!!  What kind of Morning Glory does that??

The vines are shading me in the late afternoon sun as I like to sit and sew in my garden.
I have come to love the blue ones!!

But, help me here!!  I have never had a Morning Glory that did not close soon after the sun hit them.  And do you think the Purple Tuber can be rubbing off on the "Heavenly Blue" that I planted from seed?
AND why did they just start blooming in the middle of September to go into full swing in October.  I don't have the seed package now but I just picked it up at the store.  Any answers??

Sunday, October 31, 2010

October Bouquet

Roses from my October Garden

Every Rose in this vase has a wonderful, wonderful smell!

I love the old fashioned roses.

Friday, October 29, 2010

October Flowers

Heritage Rose from David Austin

My Fairy Roses.  
I love the darker shade of pink as the weather cools.

This is the first year I have been happy with my Belinda rose.  But they are blooming perfect, sweet smelling roses.  I think this is the 3rd year.

And I planted some more Basil.  

I am loving this cooler weather.  I'm joining Tootise today!