End of year garden surprise

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Good morning everyone-We had our first frost of the Fall about a week ago. So most all of the annuals and perennials are dead so yesterday when I was working outside in the garden since it was a beautiful day I saw two colorful surprises. 

The first one is on one of my hibiscus while you will see in the first pic the leaves are all dead as they are on all 4 of this color hibiscus so when on that same plant there is color and a few very much alive and blooming blossoms it was a treat and a surprise. Maybe it is because the blooms are on the bottom of the plant and the frost hit the top of the plant and somehow missed getting the bottom of the plant.

Now the second surprise was in a container in front of these hibiscus where I have two iris plants. One is blooming and it so pretty. I think if I remember right a few of the irises were rebloomers which is they bloom in Spring and Fall. The real treat to this is the fact that I have this temporarily in the container because where I had planted them all in the ground the moles were eating them so I dug them all up and put them wherever I could find spots for them temporarily until I could transplant them all into a aluminum screened protected raised beds. I have started that but hadn't got to these yet.

The one thing I did discover when I started redoing the irises is one of the raised bed that I had put screening on was all chewed up presumably by the moles so I took all the dirt out and put a double layer of screening in the bed and hope the heck it works. If not then I will have to put something different in there that the damn moles won't bother.  They weren't satisified eating 1000 of my tulips bulbs they had to start on my irises too and they got at least one of them because the foliage lay on top of the ground minus the rhizome or whatever they call iris bottoms.

Here is my beautiful iris.  I will enjoy the bloom for however long it lasts.

 

 

 

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Sharon Lee
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Myrl Jeffcoat -I agree it is but somewhere in the back of my mind I think I remember it being a rebloomer.  I do have reblooming azaleas which I do have blooming now. Not as profusely as they do in Spring but still a few blooms.

John McCormack -Indeed it is

Oct 27, 2015 04:57 PM #24
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Thanks for sharing your photographs. We still have some blooming dahlias in Maryland.

Oct 27, 2015 11:56 PM #25
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Sharon Lee
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Roy Kelley -With the frost we had for several days I think I would have lost any dahlias so you are lucky.

Oct 28, 2015 12:03 AM #26
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Sharon Tara
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Thanks for the birthday cake you left at my post today for Zack's birthday!

Oct 28, 2015 05:26 AM #27
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Sharon, Nice to have flowers blooming this time of year.  So sorry to hear of your hungry little critters eating the bulbs.  I have problems with the squirrels eating bulbs.  It is always an adventure with nature.  I still have forget-me-not blue flowers mixed in with the yellow leaves.

 

Oct 28, 2015 06:59 AM #28
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Sharon Tara -You are most welcome. Have fun at the party Sunday

Gloria Todor -It is indeed. Won't be long before it is gone til Spring. I bet the Blue flowers with the yellow leaves is pretty

Oct 28, 2015 07:28 AM #29
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Great photos Sharon, you have a nice yard.

Oct 28, 2015 09:16 AM #30
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Thank you Noah Seidenberg 

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The damn voles/moles wiped out an entire planting of Japanese Iris and Calla Lillies a few years ago. They are certainly pesky little buggers. :(  

Oct 29, 2015 12:15 AM #32
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Debb Janes -Indeed they are. I just have to hope that they don't destroy anything else. :-((

Oct 29, 2015 03:55 AM #33
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Sharon you have problems with moles eating your plants, and I have problems with deer eating mine.

Oct 29, 2015 07:17 AM #34
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Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor® -Both are destructive but their is a huge difference in size and moles eat as much as a deer does I do believe

Oct 29, 2015 07:22 AM #35
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Plants are beautiful and remind us that earth and humanity are always in a state of rebirth Sharon Lee .

Nov 02, 2015 06:40 AM #36
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Deanna Early -I totally agree. Thank you for subscribing to my blog

Nov 02, 2015 07:18 AM #37
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I bet your garden is really starting to look nice for the 2016 season. I can't wait to get started, but you've seen my recent pictures. It's still too early in my area. 

Apr 19, 2016 02:27 AM #38
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Debbie Laity -Quite a bit of the garden is in bloom. Yes too snowy and cold in your area. Hope you have seen the last of it.

Apr 19, 2016 06:01 AM #39
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I'm getting ready to plant. I'll do it this weekend after making sure the long range forecast will allow it. 

We've had so much rain and very cool temperatures. 

May 19, 2016 01:24 PM #40
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Debbie Laity -It has been cool here too but we are headed for mid and upper 80's next week.

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It's a two bedroom one bath home. But the master bedroom is so big I can easily add a large master bathroom. That will be part of my renovation plan, but it might take a while to get to that point. I know my projects that have to be done first, and I'll make a list and prioritize after those projects are completed. 

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Debbie Laity -Awesome. I am so happy for you.

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