Friday, November 18, 2011

Garden Blooming Blog Day - November 2011

In front of the garage. Where a sensible person plants an automobile, a pair of Peter Beale's 'Evelyn May' roses show off the color that launched my obsession to legally import a dozen blooming British Beauties. Easier said than done. One of the top ten accomplishments in family lore.

 I send their good cheer to you. And to our adventurer son Trevor, who is working in the cold of North Dakota.

 I just can't get enough of the many hued succulent that goes by the impossibly long name of Graptopetalum paraguayense ‘Pinky.’ With her easy to love attitude- you can order from Annie's Annuals
The beach bells of peach tinged trumpet flower - Brugmansia is her formal family name. During the day you know where she is from all the buzzing coming from inside her bells. At sunset- she exudes an elixir of  heady floral scent so powerful breathing the perfume might turn acquaintances into lovers 

 Begonia 'Richmondensis' (Richmond Begonia) - is a year round blooming trouper needing only an occasional shearing back. Tickle her taste buds with diluted sports drinks and she responds with a healthy year round response in our relatively mild climate.

I love the juxtaposition of a Germanic rose that divides the civilization of the upper garden from the wild beyond. Every year the firemen checking on brush clearance stop to admire the rare harmony that exists when love of garden and respect for nature marry.

Thank you to Carol May for keeping the gate open for this month's Garden Blooming Blog Day.  Such kindness is appreciated.


  1. All such Beautiful Speciman's my dear Lydia....Your Garden has to be the most BEAUTIFUL EXQUISITE Place On Earth!! Your love of the plants and flowers helps them to grow and be as happy as they can bew---I just know it!!!

    (I've got some Roses on my Blog right now....)

  2. " happy as they can BE..."
    Where that "w" came from, I will never

  3. Gorgeous blooms and photographs too! So nice you are still able to enjoy such beauties when it's almost December...I can almost smell those roses!

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