I call this my Florida Sue Rose as it was given to me by a friend named Sue that lives in Florida and I think of her every time I look at the roses too.
Sunday was such a mild and beautiful day that I thought I’d show you a few of the blooms we still have in our flower garden. What a blessing they are too!
In the back you’ll see the Autumn Glory Sedum at its darkest shade of the year. In the spring it’s all green. The plants below sedum are not blooming but are the very fragrant lemon balm. You can see some of the bloom stalks that have long since faded.
This is tansy. A very colorful herb in our garden.
We have quite a few herbs that come up year after year but few of them are blooming this time of year. We really don’t do much with them except enjoy their fragrance and their beauty.
Our ever present snap dragons are still blooming too. They are first to show up in the spring and one of the last in the fall.
I even found this little bloom on my bleeding heart plant.
It was almost hidden in the leaves.
This beauty is called calendula. We actually have quite a few of them still in bloom
Here is my cute little bunny family half buried in the leaves of the Rose of Sharon bushes that make a hedge along the fence in my back yard. No blooms on them their leave are about all gone.
These tiny little daisy like flowers were still in flower too. We don’t know their name at all but enjoy them every year.
As you can see there is still quite a bit thriving around our house. It was very surprising as we have had a couple heavy frosts already.
The last sweet pea of the season
We mulch the biggest part of the leaves with our lawn mower but leave many on the flower beds to help protect them through the winter. I does seem to work as we have them come up again year after year. Most are perennials but a few of them reseed themselves too.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures today. I think flowers in our lives make such a difference and remind us too of how precious each day is.
Have a great Monday everyone!