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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Today's Flowers: A mixed bag as November begins


In spite of much cooler weather, there are quite a few flowers still blooming. I decided to walk on the part of the Shelley Lake Trails on Saturday where there are a lot of wildflowers hoping that some would still be blooming. Alas, they have all gone to seed but I enjoy that sight too.

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At my house the Sutters' Gold roses (thanks to a Arija for telling me their name when I posted some of the buds making a comeback) are blooming away. Some full, some nearly done for, and a few optimistic buds.

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My favorite part of these roses are what a variety of blooms they have.

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The buds I posted before don't look anything like the full blooms and spent blooms.

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Another part of my garden has roses that are all done for the season except for the rose hips like the one below.

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I've been following my last lavender bloom very closely. A week or so ago there was still a fairly full bloom.

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As the days have passed it was still hanging in but becoming a little more bedraggled.

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Yesterday the shot below shows how my lavender is done for the season, except that I can pick it for the dried fragrance.

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My hydrangea has been past it's peak bloom for several months but a few of the blossom clusters still supply a bit of color. However, these were blue blooms at their peak and have now gone to a dull pink.

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26 comments:

Chris said...

You've inspired me to have a wander in my garden to see what's left, Carver. But I'll wait 'til it's stopped raining!

Quilt Works said...

The tulips are wonderful - such fantastic colors!


Forget-me-nots are my contributions to flowers today

Happily Retired Gal said...

What lovely blooms you found on your walk to share! My hydrangea has struggled most of the year. Beautiful roses ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

chubskulit said...

The rose is gorgeous and so is the lavender!

I have wild flower on mine.

guild-rez said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures and late blooming flowers with us.
Keep on walking;-)
Great shots!!
- Cheers Gisela.

VALKYRIEN said...

Your garden must be so bautiful, with all the wonderful flowers! I love your roses!

Pacey said...

The fourth rose is simply beautiful, i love its glowing color.

Randi said...

I´m sure you have a very beautiful garden - thanks for the tour. I love your roses.

Coffeedoff said...

Beautiful set of flower photos!

Nicole said...

Can't believe that so many flowers are still hanging on over there :)
Beautiful!

i beati said...

excellent depth of color

Carletta said...

It's wonderful that you have a few blossoms left.
That first Sutters' Gold rose is gorgeous. Love the varigated color.
I like the deeper color of the spent lavender.

Leora said...

Your lavender is very blue. I love seeing rosehips in photos. Somehow they endear me.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carver: Almost all the flowers are gone, nice that you can get a few still blooming.

Arija said...

How kind of you to link back to me. Your rose is still doing very well, the blooms of Sutter's Gold don't last long individually but do provide a great veriety, repeat well and oh, oh, oh, the scent!
Do you know what veriety of lavender that is? I have never seen one so blue or with such green leaves.
Nice shots all of them.

Nance said...

What a nice collection of flowers, Carver! I dried my hydrangea to enjoy it in the winter.

Arija said...

Thanks for coming back to me on the lavender. I googled Lady Lavender but could find nothing to even vaguely resemble yours. The only botanical name I could find was L.augustifolia which we have in abundance and is totally different. Thanks anyway.

SandyCarlson said...

Those roses are heavenly!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful to see flowers still in bloom, Carver. Not much flowering here, though I do occasionally spot a bloom. ;-)

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a wonderful set of flowers shots!
I love these colourful energy!
God bless you
Léia :)

mommanator said...

ah, how pretty I can nearly smell the fragrances

Rambling Woods said...

It is sort of like going around and putting the garden to sleep for the winter. I will have to take a walk and see is anything is left here..Lovely post...Michelle

Chris said...

I finally got out yesterday, Carver, but visited a 'proper' garden (part of Windsor Great Park, the Queen's back yard!)where there was a huge amount of flowers in bloom. Have put some on my page

Mar said...

Lovely collection of flowers, Carver!! your walks are always inspiring.

Ayie said...

there are also a lot of late bloomers here that i can't resist to snap

Ascender Rises Above said...

pretty. my daughter's friend got married in a lavendar farm. how cool would that be?