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Lovely, lovely, lovely! I wish my garden had as much aliveness right now. :) Happy GBBD!
Holly, your garden is BEAUTIFUL!! I enjoyed the look around. Happy GBBD :)
I did enjoy the tour. You must be so happy with everything. It's very beautiful.Cher Sunray Gardens
I did! Thanks! Happy GBBD!!
So pretty!! Awesome you have such beautiful color in the garden still! All's left blooming here are flowers close to the house... sweet allysum, some calendula, a few petunias and marigolds.
Lucky you to have something to share. Blooms are long gone here until next spring.
Jeszcze masz tyle pięknych kwiatów w ogrodzie, aż zazdroszczę :-). Pozdrawiam
Your roses are still going strong! Nothing much is blooming in my garden now, so I'm enjoying visiting your garden. :)
Your garden looks so fresh...it might as well be spring time! I enjoyed seeing your pretty flowers for this late fall Bloom Day.
Hanni - It's nice to have a short winter here. Autumn has really just started. I've noticed the trees are turning colors just in the last couple of weeks.Gardening Blog - And it must be wonderful to be in the middle of summer there! I can only dream of summer, but thankfully winter has not hit us here yet!Cher - I'm happy that we haven't had a freeze yet. I'm wondering when, as Thanksgiving is around the corner. Most of the time we have had a freeze by then, but sometimes we luck out and wear short sleeves on Thanksgiving day!kacky - I'm glad! Happy GBBD!charlie b - I love allysum, and and am surprised that marigolds are still blooming! It's wonderful when any plant continues to bloom!Marcia - I would be very depressed if there were no blooms in the garden. But, we don't get pretty snow, just some chilly weather for a short while.Giga - I'm actually surprised that I still have so much blooming. It's been nice weather here. I hope it holds out!Bumble Lush - Yes, I even noticed they are still selling roses on the side of the roads (a summer time tradition here).dorothy - It wouldn't look much like fall in my garden if the leaves were not turning. I am starting to get some blackspot on the roses, but nothing serious this year. I wonder what next Bloom Day will hold!
What an abundance of blooms! My few roses are all blooming as if it were Spring, but they don't compare to yours! Beautiful!
Roses have been popular this bloom day. Yours are a sight to behold!
Holley, I just can't believe how strongly the roses are still blooming in your garden. It almost looks like the beginning of spring and not the middle of autumn. I love the yellow cannas. Your garden is so beautiful at this time of the year, you are doing something right! Maybe not just something, but a lot of things ;-)!Christina
That's a lot of bloom! You have very big bush of roses! Mine is just potted roses!
This is gorgeous. I am slowly slowly working my garden into having all areas of the garden looking good in fall instead of just the roses and the japanese maples. Trial and error I guess, but clearly, you've got this down to a science.
Ginny - Isn't it wonderful that roses bloom so well not only in spring but also in autumn? That's why I love them so!Nell Jean - My roses are really working hard, now that it's warm but not too hot. I'm hoping the weather stays nice for a while. I missed them this summer when it was so very hot!Christina - My cannas are as happy with the weather as the roses are! We are lucky to have not had a freeze yet. My garden and I are both enjoying the nice weather we are finally having!Malar - I was looking at some spring pictures today, and it's amazing how much they have grown just this year. It makes me anxious to see next spring!
Jess - Well, since my garden is mostly roses, there certainly isn't any science here - except add more roses! :) Now, Japanese maples are something I would love to grow. But, unfortunately, I have killed every one I have planted. I've decided to quit killing them - for a while, anyway!
I can sense your happiness Holly :) Garden look bloomarvelous.
Gorgeous colors, Holley... Your yard is so pretty. Our roses are winding down now....Winter is coming to TN... Love your Canna Lilies.. I have always wanted them --but never had one.Hugs,Betsy
Wow, your garden is looking gorgeous in this cooler weather! The yellow rose with the blue salvia is such a great combination. I love seeing the big pic of the garden with the arbor - it is such a pretty sight!
Your garden is looking lovely. I love the combination of the dark foliaged canna with the red rose and blue salvia.
An excellent post! your garden looks wonderful! Happy GBBD!
Holley I knew I could get my fix of blooms with your post and I wasn't disappointed...that last shot is magnificent and I bet it smells good too!!
Dewi - Bloomarvelous! What a wonderful word! :) We never know if November is going to be naughty or nice - so happy it's been nice so far!Betsy - You have four distinct seasons. Here, we are generally hot or less hot! LOL I bet your winters are as gorgeous as the rest of your seasons.Indie - I've loved seeing that salvia intermingle with the yellow rose, too. It was a surprise - I thought the salvia was dead, but one part of it decided to live!Marisa - I purchased the dark foliaged canna this year, to replace a plant that died in the drought. I love its dramatic, dark leaves!redneckrosarian - Not quite as pretty as spring, but more than I expected given our horrible conditions this summer. Some of the plants are just now recovering.Donna - I'm so thankful to still have most of my garden blooming. It makes the daily walk even more special to have not had a freeze yet this year. Hopefully our good weather will hold out for a while longer.
Beautiful! I love the yellow rose and the blue salvia... and the yellow cannas. So pretty! I have never seen them that short. Happy GBBD everyday!
Wife, Mother, Gardener - I bought those yellow cannas just because they stay small. I had never seen short ones before, either.
Lovely. I love the close-up of the little yellow roses (Banksia rose?) and the last picture just makes me want to walk right into it.
Mac - The yellow roses are Julia Child. I love how they have a touch of pink on them when it starts turning cooler here.
I must have yellow Banksia roses on the mind :-) They've just finished blooming here and I point out each one I see to my husband to annoy him, he used to have one until the maintenance got too much.
Thanks for the tour! Your garden has some great autumn colours happening, and I love the drama of the black foliage too!
Mac - Banksias are gorgeous when in bloom. I can understand your looking for them. But they can become quite large, so depending on where they are located, a possible maintenance nightmare!Ruth - I love that black foliage, too. It plays well with other colors in the garden.
ahh y ou seem to have my dream garden! can I borrow it.. lol.. I was directed over here by my birds and blooms people to see your roses and ask questions. So, I am putting in a memorial garden in honor of my late mother... I want to put up a "wall" of roses along the back of it, it is a rock garden. I also want to alternate lilacs with them.. what old fashioned victorian style shabby chic pale pink rose bushes would you recommend ( if you get the feel for what i am looking for?) thanks! email@example.com, I also just subscribed to your blog..thanks
Robin - What a sweet idea to put in a memorial garden. It sounds like a beautiful vision, and I will be happy to try to give you some ideas for roses. I'll email you.