Thursday, November 15, 2012

The Final Bow GBBD- November 2012

While one expects to find a few nodding Mum blooms this time of year it is the more delicate blooms that I will miss as the year goes on.
Even the hardy pansies are about to succumb to the heavy frosts. 
It was most surprising to find Ramona thumbing her petals at Jack.
The last anemone is paying homage to the frost too. 
I won't have to busy about the garden much now. She is nodding off to sleep covered with leaf mulch. 
For the November Garden Bloggers Bloom Day posts head over to Carols May Dreams Garden.

24 comments:

Randy said...

Wow! You had a heavy frost! We've had a couple of light ones at the house, but you know I have yet to hear anything about them on the news? And both times I had ice on my windshield the thermometer said it was 40°? I guess it's that whole micro climate thing in action. My roomates car was two feet from mine and didn't have anything but water on the windshield.

Northern Shade said...

I really appreciate the pansies that tolerate so much cold, while producing such cheery flowers. Your mum is providing a lot of colour for your entry.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Randy, you can't rely on the weather people. Looking at your car is probably the best indicator for your area anyway. Love the microclimates.

Norther Shade, Thanks.

commonweeder said...

How wonderful to still have blooms. I just have vegetables on my wall. No GBBD post.

Lee May said...

That's a sweet goodbye, Lisa. Before you know it, you'll be saying hello again. Cheers!

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

We haven't had a heavy frost yet, but I know it is just around the corner. I still have coleus outside, not all of it, but some that are a little protected are doing fine.
Sweet little anemone.

Julie said...

I just love that red tree in your header! I always hate to see your beautiful garden covered in snow every year, but then the beauty comes back in spring and is something so exciting to wait for!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Your mums are beautiful. We have been having an unusual warm fall this year. so far no freezes. Lots of falling leaves as you know. :)

scottweberpdx said...

It's always bittersweet to say goodbye to the garden for winter.

Gail said...

It happens too fast for me. We had beautiful weather and then 26F weather! But, it always amazes me that many flowers still bloom! Love the mum.

Annie in Austin said...

Ramona did not want to leave the stage, did she! But the pansies should have been a little tougher.

Enjoy the downtime at Greenbow, Lisa... you'll be curled up with an afghan and I'll still be weeding and watering and figuring out where to plant the pansies I just bought. Life is weird.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Layanee said...

You still have some color. On the wane but every last bit is worth counting.

Rose said...

I am at the same stage as you, Lisa. Frosty mornings make it difficult for anything to survive, but I bet your pansies will stick around for awhile; Ramona must be a hardy soul. Enjoy your break from gardening; it's nice to do other things without feeling guilty about not weeding or deadheading:)

Julie said...

Frost always makes me melancholy... although we've only had two light frosts. Most of our blooms are done, but the veggie gardens are still going strong due to our low tunnels. Enjoy your rest from the garden--spring will be here before we know it (yay!)

shirl said...

Oh my Lisa, I don’t think I’ve ever seen frost on a clematis flower before! Ours have usually well finished flowering before our frosts. Pre blogging and e-meeting you and your garden, I never realised your hot weather in the US could dry up your gardens as it does and that you get the cold weather much more quickly and intensely than we do. Oh my… I’m quivering for your garden heading to sleep so soon. Awww…

LostRoses said...

Everything here is long gone, Lisa, so it's nice to see some beauty left in your garden, frosted or not! Lovely.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Lisa girl .. today is the 17th and husband and I (even number one son)finally attacked the back garden .. you would think I had HUGE gardens by the way I dragged my feet getting to the finally cut back and clean up .. even with that I know we will have a lot to finish for Spring clean up.
BUT .. we need our rest during those winter months to work up our enthusiasm once more and dig in again? wink wink
So ... rest up girl because Spring will be here before we know it (unless the Mayans are right? hehehe)
Joy ... : )

SandyCarlson said...

Jack's power is amazing! I enjoyed your photos.

Cowgirl Red said...

A fond farewell. Pretty.

Marguerite said...

Those anemones won't stop for anything will they? I have one in my garden too and I was surprised to see a couple days ago there is a bloom on it. Silly flowers.

Marvin said...

Fall is such a teasing time of year in northern Arkansas. One day, frost takes out all the flowers. A day or two later, the temperature may reach 70°, and butterflies are flitting about searching for nectar.

I enjoyed your frosty photos.

Q said...

Your frosty photographs are pretty. I love the process that four season gardening gives me. we also are mulched for the winter and looking forward to resting. I have parsley and kale and sprouts in the vegetable garden for the Thanksgiving table.
Many blessings to you and yours.
Happy Turkey Day,
Sherry

Raajii said...

I love your flower collection :-)

PatricK said...

Sorry for the late reply but you show the end of our gardening year with mixed feelings but beautiful, no doubt. Can't wait to grow pansies in the spring since I didn't this fall. Thanks much for the post.