Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Song for November's Bloom Day

Do you remember the song 'So Long, Farewell' from "The Sound of Music"?  If you do, feel free to sing along:

So long, farewell
Auf Wiedersehen, good night

I hate to go 
and leave this pretty sight.

The few freezes we have had damaged the cannas, the firebush (Hamelia patens), and the Chinese Indigo (Indigofera decora).   They will come back in the spring, but for now we must say goodbye.  :(


So long, farewell
Auf Wiedersehen, adieu


Adieu, adieu
To you and you and you

Not going to bed just yet, however, are the roses.  They get to stay out and play for just a while longer.  In fact, there is quite a lot blooming for this month's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.


Ilse Krohn Superior
Camellia
Flower carpet 'Appleblossom'
Gaura
Lion's Fairy Tale
Caryopteris
Knock Out
Pansy
Safrano
Camellia

I wonder which plants will say goodbye next month.  I can almost hear the garden starting to sing:

The sun has gone
To bed and so must I

So long, farewell
Auf Wiedersehen, goodbye

Goodbye....
Goodbye


34 comments:

  1. Yes, the season is a changin', but at least you aren't saying as many goodbyes as I am! Those roses...still nice. I think the nice ones around here last week are gone, but I'll check on my way up to the mountain bike trail later...must be a few hanging on?

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  2. Holley, your roses don't want to say 'So long, farewell', they are in bloom. I love rose Safrano, great color.

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  3. Good song! Good roses and other flowers. Just beautiful. I said adieu to my roses last month, but enjoyed every minute.

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  4. Now I have that song in my head....oh noooo! Beautiful roses. It's been a good month here, too. Happy GBBD!

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  5. Holley, 'Ilse Krohn Superior' just blows my mind away! It is indeed a superior rose :-)! Sofrano is very beautiful in my eyes, too! Glad you have so many things still blooming in your garden, what a treat.
    Christina

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  6. Holly, glad to see you still have lots of roses, mine have been badly hit by black spot because of the cold and wet summer we have had, and they haven't really recovered yet. Loved your Flower carpet 'Appleblossom', I will be adding some Flower carpet next year :-)

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  7. I really was expecting roses and you did not disappoint. I do love the camellia though. I would love to grow them if I could.

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  8. Goodbye for now but it just makes the eventual reunion much sweeter....

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  9. I still have a few roses in bloom. We haven't had the first frost yet. but it will be coming in a few weeks. I really like your "Appleblossom' rose!

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  10. It's so wonderful to have roses in November! I have some sporadic blooms as well still hanging in there. One never usually thinks of roses as an autumn plant (at least I don't), but with the repeat bloomers, they really are. Your Appleblossom rose is really lovely!

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  11. Love the beautiful tough blooms...I'm always so temped by Gaura :-)

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  12. No freeze here yet, but when it comes I will sing that song, also!

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  13. Still lots of lovely roses in bloom, sometimes they don't want to say goodbye.
    Best Wishes
    Karen.

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  14. The pink- tinged camellia is beautiful!

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  15. So jealous that you still have Roses blooming! They're lovely. And Camelias--gosh, I wish we could grow them here!

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  17. I think of the same song when my garden goes to sleep...fabulous roses.

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  18. I have always loved the white and purple pansies; they are just darling!

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  19. Obviously I didn't know the song so I silently sang it over a wedding tune, I don't know why. But I gathered some information on the musical and then your post made me laught!
    Our garden is like Broadway: there's still plenty of Stars shining!

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  20. Lovely! You have some really nice Roses there and I always like seeing what you have.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  21. I am surprised it is so cold there. I thought you would still be basking in a warm fall. At least the roses are still going.

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  22. I love the song - one of my favourite movies of all time - and it works so well in your post :). Love all the roses and the Gaura.

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  23. How about, "So long, it's been good to know you ..."? Maybe yours is better - more upbeat and there's the certainty of reunion in the morning of spring. Love your Gaura and Ilse Krohn.

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  24. Oh, to have as many flowers as you Holley! You should be out with your nose stuck in them every evening feeling sorry for all the rest of us ;)

    And I know that song so very well these days; my daughters cannot get enough of The Sound of Music! They sing it non-stop some days. :)
    Happy November!
    ~Julie

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  25. How wonderful to have roses bloom in November. Tress and shrubs are bare here in Michigan so I am looking at the structure of the garden, trying hard to find beauty somewhere.

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  26. Wonderful to see some gorgeous outdoor blooms! We're under snow here, and I'm already longing for spring! (It's going to be a LOOOONG winter, LOL!).

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  27. The gaura are my favourite, I still remember your post about butterflies.

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  28. Oh yes, Holley, I do know that song very well. How fitting for the end of the growing season, especially here in the Snow Belt. Willie's leaves have been drifting down all day long; he's the last tree to go in the fall, and we miss his green countenance already. I love the flowers in your garden, I know I can always visit your garden after mine is blanketed in white.

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  29. You have lots of blooms still, Holley! That bud on Safrano is so beautiful.... My camellias are only just beginning, I am looking forward to their blooms now that the roses are winding down.

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  30. happy GBBD Holley, the roses are staying up extra late for you because you named your blog after them.

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  31. Your roses are simply spectacular! I have terrible rose envy, as our garden is so shady. Now, I'll just have to visit your site for my rose fix! How lovely to have roses to bring in for Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

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