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Goodbye Summer Flower Garden

It is hard to believe that summer is almost over.  You would not know that by the still very hot temperatures during the day, but the nights have cooled off quite a bit already.
The calendar may not be ready for the end of summer, but Mother Nature rules, and my garden is surely responding accordingly.
Unfortunately a lot of my vegetables and flowers are done for the season, so today I will share few pictures of the ones still thriving.

My July Beauties

July is hot…and sometimes with heavy rains which just run off and leave the soil dry again. 
I water my garden couple of times per week just to keep my plants somewhat hydrated.  
Today I will share some of the currently blooming flowers, which I just adore visiting every morning to check on the new ones opening up.
It makes my day the coffee does for others….:-)

Happy Valentine’s Day -Know Your Roses

It is a well known expression that “Diamonds are girl’s best friend”, but I think roses also fall in the same category.

If you are thinking of buying roses, Red seems to be the most popular color for Valentine’s Day, however for other occasions you may want to select your roses in a different color.

Today I will help you expand your horizons about the different colors of roses and their symbolism, so next time you are shopping for these beauties, you will feel more confident with your selection.

My Autumn Flower Garden

As the Autumn days are getting shorter and shorter, my flower garden is getting skimpier and skimpier.  Actually as I am writing this post, some of the flowers displayed here already have fallen victim to the frost we had couple of days ago.  I covered up the Canna Lily, so I still can enjoy their gorgeous blooms for a while, and the Hardy Mums will last until a real deep frost, so hopefully that will not happen until mid December.

Below is my selection of Hardy Mums I planted this year, since last year’s plants were not hardy enough to survive the winter, with the exception of the Yellow and Buttercream Mums.

My Late Summer Flower Garden

My most favorite season is Spring, but Summer and early Autumn are next on my list.

I love the beauty of flowering plants, and wish they would last forever.  However, the hot weather and the upcoming Autumn season is already marking its presence in my summer garden.

Most of my vegetable plants are done for the season, except tomatoes, so I am hoping that my second try with seeding cucumbers, dill, parsley and red beets will be successful before the frost gets here.  I will keep you posted, as this is my first time ever trying to extend the growing season of these veggies and herbs.