5 Oct 2016

Flower Wednesday



The flowers in our garden may be limited to a few varieties as we move into October, 
but what blooms remain provide welcome splashes of colour and they look particularly
lovely when the sun is shining.  On days such as today when there are only sunny
interludes they surely brighten up the garden scene.  My husband cuts some carnations,
daisies (feverfew) or roses to be arranged in the white glass or posy vases.














30 comments:

  1. I think it's at this time of year when we're looking at darker evenings and seeing the trees start to shed their leaves that we appreciate any colour still showing in the garden even more. It's nice to have a few blooms to cut for the house too.

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    1. Roses will continue to bloom for many more weeks. Carnations are better picked for the house so that more will flower. We appreciate any colour in the garden at this time of the year.

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  2. So lovely Linda that you shared your beautiful flowers at FW! You have still so many pretty pinks and sunflowers. Here I have only some sedums and bright autumn foliages. But good thing is that I photographed a lot during the summer. Those photos give joy in the grey days.
    Wishing you great autumn days!

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    1. The variety is now great, but flowers bring joy. I love looking into the heads of the sunflowers and seeing those swirling patterns. (I had to get up on a step stool with my husband helping me so that I could photograph them)!

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  3. Good Afternoon Linda, I adore your sunflowers. They made me smile when I saw the photograph... and your roses are beautiful. Sadly, I had a lot of problems with my roses this year, I think it was because we had such bad weather in early summer. I am hoping that they gird their loins and do me proud next year, as I love roses. Actually they are my favourite flower.
    Enjoy the rest of your day.... although it is cold here, the sun is shining, which is always lovely.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Hello Daphne. Our roses have perked up after some wet weather early on. The days are getting colder and it has been windy today, otherwise we're enjoying the sunshine which has a special, mellow quality these October days.

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  4. the flowers are amazing and the sunshine enhances the colors. I do love your mantel and the vase of flowers on it.. I am a huge fan of sunflowers and these are gorgeous... I love sunflowers and daisies, both are my favorites. the big fat bee in the next to last sunflower is icing on the cake to me

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    1. Hello Sandra. I'm sure you're pleased with your improved eyesight and I'm glad my photos of some of the flowers in our garden brought you pleasure.

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  5. Beautiful flowers and photos Linda!

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  6. Beautiful flowers and photos. Lovely to see so much still in bloom. It is an season that we have not got covered in the garden and need to rectify.

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    1. The phlox and the fuchsias get better every year. The plants probably need to be divided. The pink rose, Brother Cadfael, is a good bloomer even at this time of the year.

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  7. It´s wonderful to be able to cut some flowers from the garden for our house at this time of year. In autumn we appreciate them even more.

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    1. What I'm missing in our garden are double dahlias. I would like to grow them so that I could cut a big bunch for the house.

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  8. Beautiful flowers Linda and how wonderful to be able to enjoy them indoors now that the evenings are becoming darker earlier.
    Have a lovely week :)x

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    1. If the weather turns and we experience days of rain and wind again it's better to cut some blooms and enjoy them indoors. Wishing you a happy rest of the week, Prunella.

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  9. Your roses are so pretty and look gorgeous in a vase. Bright colored flowers are so happy – I guess that is why people bring flowers to patients in hospital, to make them feel happier and loved.

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    1. Hello Vagabonde. How are you doing? Thank you for the visit and I must come over and visit your blog. Flowers do brighten up our lives on different occasions. Sending you and everyone a virtual bunch from our garden, with love.

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  10. Linda ... I just had to come and visit!
    Your flowers are so lovely, the colours a joy.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan. It's good to hear from you. Wishing you well.

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  11. What lovely blooms you have, I especially love the roses. Funnily enough, my sunflowers didn't do well this year, they have no problem growing from the gutter though...seriously. It reminds me that nature does it best!You look after you gal. Sending positive thoughts, good vibes and lots of love.xxx

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    1. It's a shame about your sunflowers, Dina. The ones I've shown on my blog this year are called Sunburst Mixed (Mr. Fothergill's Seeds). I still have more seeds for next year. The birds will enjoy those on the dried flowerheads. The stems are a little thin and the flowers quite small, but they give a lot of pleasure as they shoot up. A good companion to the vine and fig tree at this time of the year. Thank you once more for your good wishes.

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  12. What great photos of wonderful flowers!

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    1. Thank you Betty for your visit and kind comment. All the best, Linda.

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  13. Your roses still look lovely. And the sunflowers look so happy reaching up in the sunshine. You are fortunate to still have some flowers to bring into the house.

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    1. I'm thankful for the flowers that my husband grows and brings into me to arrange. Sometimes he arranges them as a surprise, which is kind of him. Thinking of you and will catch up with your news very soon.

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  14. Your flowers are just beautiful. I love seeing how long into fall we still get flowers. Those roses and daisies in the vases are just wonderful.

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    1. The flowers give so much pleasure especially as we get towards the end of the year. Also in the Springtime when we see new growth after the Winter season when plants have been dormant.

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  15. You still have so many flowers blooming! Mine are almost all done. I need to work to plant better so I have flowers all through the fall.

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    1. Usually we have time to think ahead, Lisa, but this year I'm behind with planning seasonal plants for next year. Frustratingly the general stores have cleared the shelves of gardening products to make way for Christmas items so I had to be quick and buy some Spring bulbs when I saw them the other day. They'll get planted this week.

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