Saturday, November 15, 2014

November Bloom Day And Journal Notes

Well, it's bloom day once again.  If you are not familiar with Bloom Day it's where gardeners from around the world post on their blog what is blooming their garden on the 15th of each month...and post on May Dreams Gardens.  This morning was the first frost of the least, the first significant one.  The roses like the one above (Memphis Music) seemed to fare well.
Got to love the colors of fall...esp, this red maple I planted last year.

Peacock topiary finally died out.

All the sulphur cosmos in front field died but one.

Sumac does make pretty color

It is almost impossible to hurt knockouts.

Alabama Beauty Camellias in front of the barn.

 I, honestly, thing the roses like the cold...this is an Iceberg rose.
Encore Azaleas have been blooming for months,.

Bottlebrush are still going long after the hummingbirds have left.

B. Villegas rose opted to make an appearance.  At least I believe this is what this one is.

Rose garden is ready for it's winter nap.

Covered the Mexican Heather around the pool.

Green Ice really loves the cold.

 Granda Rose...I did not take a picture of every rose blooming but just the easiest to photograph.
Belinda's dream...I think.


Bad picture but the cassias are still blooming.

My husband's progress on the greenhouse as of this afternoon.  There are earlier pictures down the post.

Beauty berry

I clean my mower near the back of the garage...I think many of the sulphur cosmos seeds from the front field  migrated here.


Vincas are hanging in there.

Journal Notes
My husband has been redoing my greenhouse from visqueen to polycarbonate...the frost has been early this year...the pictures here simply show his progress...

I am not sure what his is doing here aside from "testing" the panel.

 I know this seems arbitrary but this is the first time I have seen an owl during the day.....we have tons of them but never seen them...
Covering the Mexican Heather by the pool.

First real frost of the year....

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Journal Notes...Greenhouse Construction Continues, Polar Vortex, Colors of Fall

Well, my husband continues to work on the greenhouse.  It looks like a house!  He makes it seem so easy!  Next week the news is reporting a polar vortex.  I will be honest, when, I  feel reports on the news are highly overdramatized (to be polite) and my internal monologue thinks, you are telling me things to make me watch commercials....the more horrible, the more inclined you feel people are to watch.  I actually didn't watch the news, my mother told me of it.  I get my information online.  All that being said, it will get cold next week.

The polycarbonate is very "wavy".  I asked what will be done about the "cracks."  He said is putting a ridge cap.

I will still need to recover the floors at the least but at this juncture I will be in the least, this weekend I will be.

I wanted to take a good look at the flowers before I do not see color for 3 months.  I opted not to put rye grass down this year...but I feel some has reseeded from previous years.

These camellias are to bloom in the spring, I thought.......

I think roses really like the cold.

First Prize

Don Juan

Blue Girl

Weeds are dying away, maybe that is why it looks better.

I believe this Belinda's Dream, but I am not real sure.


Black Bacarra is unusually large from what I am used to seeing.

 The leaves of trees are starting to change.

The above were taken yesterday. The ones below were taken this morning.

My peacock is named after a dear friend who died a year ago today.  Joe.  I cut some of the flowers and visited him today....miss him still.