Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FIRST FROST

 Since starting a plethora of bi-coloured Rudbeckia from seed two years ago I have fallen in love with these long-blooming, vibrant, stalwarts of the Sun Garden.    It takes more than one frost to put these beauties down.


Upon looking at these Gaillardia I am immediately struck by how much it looks like they have been sugared and are ready to eat for dessert...unfortunately they are not amongst the edibles in my gardens.

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    1. Thanks very much Ladyfi, stop by any time.

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    1. Felicia, thanks for popping and leaving your kind words.

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  3. danke für die schönen bilder und einen schönen abend wünscht angie aus deutschland

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  4. The flowers are lovely, the colors are pretty. I am not ready for frost or cold weather.. Enjoy your day!

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    1. Luckily we have had some warm temps recently (since I still have some bulbs to get in!). Thanks for stopping in.

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    1. Thanks Karen, those Rudbeckias really turned out well this year.

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  6. We haven't had our first frost yet. I'm sure it's coming soon!

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    1. Hold on Pam, hopefully you can stave it off for a while yet...

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  7. They are so pretty even in old age...I am hoping that we don't get a hard freeze for a while...Michelle

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    1. Thanks Michelle, I agree they still have a beauty to them at this stage. It marks the passage of time; they are going gracefully...

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  8. A couple of the Rudbeckia look like they are trying to fend off the cold. The ice crystals do dress up the Gaillardia. I planted some this year that I hope will bloom next year.

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    1. Hannah, I hope your Gaillardia bloom too, they are such lovely flowers. Good luck!

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  9. Lovely frosty shots! We had a cold night too, but I didn't have the opportunity to go out with my camera to take photos.

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    1. Gunilla, thanks for the mind words, I am sure you will get some lovely frost shots when the time is right...
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  10. They are surviving the frost, but they are suffering... However, they'll be back next year ;-)
    Many thanks for linking through to Floral Friday Fotos!

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    1. Nick, thanks for hosting, and I hope you are right and most of them return next year, at least I hope the orange/brown ones return - most of the yellow I removed before they went to seed.

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  11. We had our first freeze (and first snowfall that "stuck") two days ago. I enjoyed your frosty pictures. Happy GBBD! RamblinwithAm

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