Monday, October 20, 2008

Still Blooming

It was a great day for drying clothes and for playing outside in the sunshine. Wow, there sure are a lot of lady bugs around right now and some of them have a nasty bite and some of them are coming in the house where it's warm. Haven't seen many spiders lately. The crickets still sing in the evening and the Canadian Geese are starting to leave for the warm south country. All the green pipes have left the train yard and have gone to southern Wisconsin to make windmills. I'm going to have to go see one of these days. Lots of chick a dees in the yard today and sparrows. Didn't notice any other kind. The squirrels are sure stocking up and the chippies are too. Well it's time for me to turn in...goodnight, and have a pleasant tomorrow.

Tried to think of the names of the flowers but I can't. I'm am pleased that I still have some blooming up until today. Tonight there will be another killing frost.

This is the same kind of flower as the one above.

This is as scary as it gets at our house during the season of halloween, vampire ghosts hanging from trees and smiling scare crows

I guess these are the famous red flowers LOL

These are beautiful flowering annuals. I am pleased that these did so well in my little tiny late summer garden. The snow on the mountain was here and see it is already back.

This looks very patriotic doesn't it, but it's just the flowers my grandchildren picked out to put in their swans. They have bloomed all summer. I think they did a very good job.

This doesn't look like much I guess but it's the last flower in my Lavender patch. It is very hard for me not to pick them and bring them in the house but I'm hoping by leaving them they will get bigger for next year. This is the first year for this bunch in the south side garden.

These are the flowers that I got when I took the class in organic gardening, you can also see a little of my peach tree, a little bench and my foot path

I got this from my brother. I got a lot of plants from him this year. This is a mum plant. When I got it all the tops were cut off and I thought it was done blooming for the year but look, isn't it pretty. I'm going to stop over at his house tomorrow and see how his yard looks.

Well at last, one that I know the name of. This is the Sweet Autumn Clematis that I got from my sister Sandra. I got five plants from her and they have spread all up and down my chain link fence giving me privacy and beauty. First they have beautiful white flowers and then they turn into these little puffy gray clouds.

The last of the honeysuckle vine. I'm not going to cut it back this year. I'm real leary of that but my sisters say they let theirs overwinter not cut back. This vine is at least 20 years old and a real beauty when in full bloom.

I don't know what this is but it's leaves and grass that I planted in September. They were almost giving them away but I've had their beauty for two months.

Thanks for stopping by.


Solitary Dancer said...

Everything is so pretty and I especially love the laundry shot. I wish I had a multi-line clothesline. But, do with what I have


Lainey Laine said...

Awwww lots of pretty flowers! Laine xxxx

Sandra said...

I love all the flower pictures! clothes on the line look so crisp, I can almost smell them, yum

lili11 said...

U have nice flowers. I love them a lot. U are invited to view my orchids which I posted on my page. Plz come by.

Heon said...

It's a beautiful flower. Are you a gardener? your good gardeners, I wish you be beautiful like a flowers happy life. I wish you good luck!

The Cheshire Cat said...

I particularly like the planted swan. It looks very regal. Pretty photos, gorgeous garden. :)Liz