The Last Flowers of Summer!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty of Southwest Missouri

Last Flowers of Summer

 

The last flowers of summer---not the last rose of summer!! 

 

We just had our first hard freeze this past week and all the covering up did not help!

 

It is always sad when the basil in the herb garden turns black and all the marigolds around the garden are gone.

 

These flowers made it because they got to spend the night in the garage.  It will be warm enough for them to survive another week and then I will have to give up until spring.

 

I guess it it is time to move on to mums for Thanksgiving and then evergreens for the Christmas season.

 

But what do you do for January and February to drive away the winter blues??  Any suggestions??

 

 

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John McCormack
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Good evening Barbara.  The Albuquerque area hasn't had a freeze yet.  Debbie's flowers are still in bloom and her roses are hanging full with beautiful blooms.  I suppose she'll be planting Fall and Winter flowers soon. 

Nov 04, 2014 10:41 AM #1
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Michele Cadogan
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Last winter our botanic garden  had programs in its hot house and our the musuem had a week at the "beach" presentations to help get us thru the winter blues..

Nov 04, 2014 10:46 AM #2
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Chris Griffith
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We only get a frost every other year or so, maybe.  We don't get the changing leaves much at all.

Nov 04, 2014 10:50 AM #3
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Barbara, there is something I love about these late bloomers.  There are some amazing roses - and I'm seeing irises in bloom!

Nov 04, 2014 11:49 AM #4
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Barbara Calwhite
Keller Williams Realty of Southwest Missouri - Joplin, MO
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Pat, my geraniums look better now than they did in the middle of the summer.  I makes me want a green house to keep them in all winter.

Chris, the fall leaves here in the Ozarks are beautiful but you always know winter is not very far away.

Nov 04, 2014 12:30 PM #5
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Barbara Calwhite
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John, this has been a strange fall here.  Our first freeze was late.  It is very unusal for our summer flowers to still be blooming the first of November,

Michele both of those things sound great for the middle of the winter.

Nov 04, 2014 12:34 PM #6
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Sharon Parisi
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I always lament the end of the summer flower season.  The good news for Dallas is that we can enjoy pansies, Knock Out Roses and other flowering plants throughout the winter months.

Nov 04, 2014 12:47 PM #7
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Troy Erickson
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Wow Barbara, living in Arizona we tend to forget how soon winter jumps up on us. It is cooling down here, but we are not getting freezing temps, and I am not ready for that yet.

Nov 07, 2014 10:32 AM #8
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Barbara Calwhite
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Sharon Parisi  the pansies will last here most of the winter unless it gets really cold.  I love them!

Troy Erickson I never think of Arizona getting freezing temps but I guess part of it does.

Nov 07, 2014 08:15 PM #9
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The frost may take away the bloom for a short time, but your photos will keep them alive forever Barbara.

May I suggest planting a few Spruces outside your window to keep things green for those January and February blues.

Nov 08, 2014 02:31 PM #10
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Barbara Calwhite
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Thank you Bob Crane.  You are right about the picture.  We do have some evergreens and a couple of holly bushes that stay green all winter.  And the red cardinals add some color.

Nov 09, 2014 12:31 AM #11
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