This is the end. Golden autumn turned into gloomy black and white mode. It is dark in the morning; it’s dark when I come back home after the work. There were lots of rain and my lawn is wet and soggy. I even had to postpone my casual autumn cleaning because I can hardly enter my garden without damaging the lawn.
Last month in general was pretty warm, much warmer than average. There was no frost. However I do not have lots of blooms to display – most of my flowers were damaged by rain and winds. This is a time of contrasts – last blooms in company of dry and dead sticks. I don’t like this period of decline in my garden.
This post is about my last blooming survivors. Just single blooms, but it’s so inspiring to see their persistent efforts to resist inhospitable growing conditions. I hope the last month of autumn was more hospitable in your gardens. I am looking forward to read your stories at Carols May Dreams Gardens. Happy GBBD!
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It’s mid-November. I decided I’m going to “cold turkey” drop my negative habit of playing solitaire of various sorts on my computer. I’ve avoided work and even harder
some other things in my life with that distraction. I decided a couple days ago that
I’d do it on the 15th of the month because I don’t think of checking out GBBD with the negativity of solitaire. I learn a lot from
You have one of the sites I always check on the 15th of the month. I know relative little about Lithuania. I correspond with a woman in Estonia whom I met when she was visiting in mid USA with her young adult grandson probably 15 years ago. I thought of her as old! Now I’m 82 and I expect she’s 90+. What we both liked was swimming in natural water. We both swam in our pond tolerating the water plants. Back at home she swam in the Baltic. She still travels but her grandson is busy raising her great grandchildren.
My husband and I went on a tour to USSR in 1988 to visit our Sister City, Serpukov and also Moscow and Smolensk in September. We experienced the first freeze and all the mittens coming out. I remember that we only saw the Italian plum tomatoes growing. I especially enjoyed one of the tall Impatiens
which was a lot like our wild jewel weed. I don’t have any blooming flowers except a few confused wild violets and a few wild asters but the ornamental grasses are in full flower and callicarpa–beauty berry has its shiny purple berries still going.
I really like your new garden area. Have a good time growing things there.
Thanks for sharing such warm memories and kind word, Chris. It was unexpected but very valuable birthday gift. It seems that there is no accidence in this world 🙂 So thanks you once more for this warm embrace. It is strange but wonderful to connect with people this way. We all are learning, and not just about gardens. Happy GBBD.