January 2007

January 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Last of my flowers bracing for the "superstorm"

Our weather Thursday and Friday was wonderful. It's hard to believe that an historic "superstorm" is headed our way. I can only hope we are far enough on the outskirts to get a mild version.  Rain and 50 mph winds are predicted, nothing we haven't had before.  But what will it do to the rest of my flowers?
begonias are still going strong
Coleus looks beautiful against the yellow leaves of my hosta. I took a few cuttings to root.
Feverfew is re-blooming with more blossoms yet to open
This is my favorite mum.  I don't know the actual name of it - I get many of my plants from friends and the original names don't come with them. I should pick a bouquet of these and bring them to work before the wind demolishes them.
Jupiter's Beard and rust-colored mum
2nd blooming of lavender, alyssum doing great now that the hot, dry summer is over
miniature rose bush hanging in there
Climbing roses still working their way up the arbor
Turtle head not done yet

Morning glories and snapdragons
I let my morning glories come up wherever they want, which is all over my yard. Occasionally I have to pull some out when they threaten to strangle another plant. It's such a joy to go out in the morning and wander about looking for their pretty little blossoms greeting me with the morning sun. They have migrated to my back yard and are now growing in with my raspberries. That could become a problem - I'll have to stay on top of them next year.
Speaking of raspberries - look at what is still growing in my yard!  I've been picking and eating them right at the bushes - no chance of them making their way into the house.

For all the east coast bloggers - stay safe and dry the next couple of days.


  1. Be safe and bring in whatever you can to enjoy inside if the storm gets to you.
    I like the surprise morning glories in my garden too.
    Take care.

  2. Wow, you still have a lot blooming. Love that bright pink mum, very pretty. I feel the same way about morning glories, some people seem to just hate them but we let them spread themselves around our garden and enjoy where they grow and bloom.

  3. Bonnie, I just last week bought 2 pots of those very mums and have them overwintering in the veg bed. I can't tell you the name, though. The tags are in the ground with them and I'm not going out there until all this weather settles down. I'll get back to you when I do.

    Hunker down. The wind is really picking up here. 2.25" since Saturday, and there is some 'serious' water still to come. ick

  4. Look at all the flowers you still have blooming, my goodness, so beautiful. I wish morning glories would self-seed here, so pretty. I hope the hurricane hasn't affected you too much and that you're safe and warm!

  5. For some reason, I really like the look of fresh blooms against fallen leaves.

    1. You still have so many beautiful blooms. Hopefully Sandy didn't cause too much trouble for you and you were on the outer edges as expected.