FLOWERS FLOWERS FLOWERS

It’s definitely flowertime in the garden alas the rain and the wind can ruin it in no time, the weather is very unstable, one moment it looks like Summer with a blue sky and sun, the next the sky is grey and we get lots of rain or worse ; a thunder storm. So we enjoy the moments we can and when the bbq falls into the water we move to the kitchen and bake our meat in a fryingpan :D….

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YOU JUST HAVE TO LOVE THESE BLUE LOBELIA’S

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HYDRANGEA, ALWAYS PRETTY AS A PICTURE

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CAN YOU SEE THE WHITE CRABSPIDER ?

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PASSIFLORA CONSTANCE ELLIOT

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ONE FLOWER OF A HOSTA FLOWERSTALK

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THIS IS THE FULL PLANT

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FUCHSIA’S, YOU JUST CAN’T HAVE TOO MANY OF THEM !!!

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DAYLILLY

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MALLOW OR MALVA

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NO GARDEN WITHOUT ROSES, THIS ONE IS ROSA THE PILGIM

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GERANIUM

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LANTANA

I hope you are all having a great Summer or Winter if you live in the South part of the world.

Thanks for visiting !

JUST A FEW PICTURES

IT REALLY IS AUTUMN NOW, WE STILL HAVE SOME BEAUTIFUL DAYS WITH SUNSHINE AND BLUE SKIES, NOT TOO WARM BUT WARM ENOUGH TO SPENT SOME TIME AUTSIDE IN THE GARDEN, THERE ARE STILL FLOWERS EVERYWHERE BUT YOU CAN SEE THEY HAD THEIR BEST TIME.

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MALUS GOLDEN HORNET, THE BIRDS PREFER THE RED MINI APPLES BUT WHEN THE REDS ARE ALL EATEN  THEY DO EAT THESE YELLOW ONES, I LOVE TO USE THEM IN FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS

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AUCUBA JAPONICA, ONE OF MY FAVORITE BUSHES, IT IS WINTERGREEN AND LOOKS SUNNY COS OF THE YELLOW SPOTS, IT PREFERS A SHADY PLACE SO I HAVE THEM IN THE CORNERS OF MY GARDEN AND WHEN I LOOK AT THEM IN WINTER IT IS AS IF THE SUN IS SHINING, EVEN ON A DARK DAY. YOU CAN EVEN USE IT A S A POTPLANT INSIDE IN A COOL HALLWAY.

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THE FUCHSIAS ARE STILL PERFORMING BUT THEY ARE STARTING TO LOOK A BIT TIRED NOW

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TRICYRTIS HIRTUM, ALSO CALLED POOR PEOPLES ORCHID, IS STILL BLOOMING, SUCH A LOVELY PLANT, BLOOMS FOR MONTHS ON END

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PIERIS, THESE SMALL BUSHES LIKE A BIT OF ACID SOIL AND GO WELL WITH RODODENDRONS AND AZELIAS

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SKIMMIA  KEW GREEN, THESE BUDS ARE A PROMIS FOR NEXT SPRING, THE BUDS STAY CLOSED TILL THEY GET WARMER WEATHER AND BLOOM EARLY IN THE YEAR, THE BEES LOVE THEM.

THANKS FOR YOUR VISIT AND HAVE A GREAT DAY.

END OF SUMMER

TOMORROW IS THE FIRST OFFICIAL DAY OF AUTUMN, IT IS NOT MY FAVORITE SEASON HOWEVER BEAUTIFUL IT CAN BE. BUT WE HAD A REASONABLE SUMMER, THERE ARE STILL A LOT OF FLOWERS IN MY GARDEN SOME OF THEM HAVE BEEN BLOOMING SINCE JUNE ! AND THEY WILL GO ON TILL THE FIRST FROSTS. MY GARDEN IS NOT SO BIG SO I LOVE PLANTS WHO BLOOM FOR A VERY LONG TIME. I TOOK SOME PICTURES THIS AFTERNOON.

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A LOT OF MY FUCHSIA’S ARE STILL IN BLOOM ALTHOUGH YOU CAN SEE THE FIRST SIGNS OF AUTUMN

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WHITE BEGONIA, LOOKING A BIT TIRED BUT STILL PRETTY

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FUCHSIA TRYPHILLA STILL BLOOMING LIKE MAD

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MY PASSIONFLOWERS STILL HAVE BUDS, BLOOMS AND  FRUIT, GREEN AND RIPE

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A DWARF FUCHSIA WITH TINY FLOWERS, SO CUTE !

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FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA IN COMBINATION WITH THE BEAUTIFUL BELL SHAPED FLOWERS OF KIRENGOSHOMA

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AND LOOK AT MY ALBIZZIA JULIBRIZZIN, STILL BLOOMING SINCE JUNE ! A TREE WORTH HAVING IN YOUR GARDEN.

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THIS GERANIUM HAS BEEN BLOOMING SINCE MAY !

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LOOKING A BIT TIRED BUT STILL LOOKING SUNNY; CORYOPSIS

I AM ALWAYS A BIT SAD AT THE END OF THE SUMMER AS WE NEVER KNOW HOW LONG AND HOW BAD WINTER WILL BE THIS TIME.

THANKS FOR VISITING AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK !

PRIMA BALLERINAS

Fuchsia’s, you cannot but love them !!! They are easy to care for and look pretty a whole Summer till the first frost. I always go for the winterhardy  ones(some are more winterhardy than others)  and there are a lot to chose from and it is difficult to make a choice as where I buy my plants they have over 3000 !!!! different fuchsia’s to chose from!!! Most of them love shade but there are a lot who like a place in the sun if they get enough water.

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THIS LAST ONE IS FUCHSIA MAGELLANICA, THE MOST WINTERHARDY OF ALL, YOU CAN PUT IT IN A BIG POT BUT IT IS ACTUALLY A BUSH, YOU CUT IT DOWN IN SPRING AND IN NO TIME IT GROWS TO 1.25 M OR HIGHER AND IT BLOOMS FOR MONTHS ON END.

ENJOY YOUR GARDEN AND THANKS FOR YOUR VISIT !