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Sunday, November 5, 2017

november flowers


We have had three or four light frosts so far this year.
One end of the marigold bed has a few frizzled blossoms.
Today is November 5th.
This is the 7th month the flowers 
in front of my house have been blooming.
I live in Maine!


I am going to bring my pink geraniums today.
They will live downstairs,
 in the window by the furnace until spring.
I bought the original pinks three years ago. 
Each spring, I start new plants from clippings.
You will see them again.

24 comments:

  1. Sandy, you always post such beauty...thank you so much 💮🍁🍂

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    1. So good to hear from you, Jan. Are you experiencing unusual weather like were are?

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  2. Hi Sandy, Do you root your clippings in water? My container geraniums stayed beautiful evan after a couple snows and frosts. I tried to bring them in but saw that there were some bugs in the dirt, so I didn't trust infecting my houseplants. It was a shame because I had 3 colors, and they were lovely (a gift from a friend). I love your oranges! Good Luck on keeping yours going inside.

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    1. I have rooted them in water, but had better luck with the ones I put in potting soil last year. Unless you have a place to put the plants away from your houseplants I would just take a couple of cuttings off each plant and save them. Spray the cuttings with a mild soap solution, then rinse them off.
      I have been saving my geraniums for years, and have good luck with them.

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  3. Lovely flowers and photos. We are so far past having flowers outside. Though I hear it will warm above freezing in a few days. I wonder what that will do to our snowy world.

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    1. Just think of the snow as photo opportunities. November here is supposed to be a bit warmer than usual, so it might be a while until we are white. The birds must be so confused with this weather.

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    2. Or maybe the birds go with the flow. That is really the smartest thing for us all to do ;-)

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  4. Those marigolds are beautiful! I, too, ,bring my geraniums in, in winter.

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    1. Marigolds work well in our front flowers beds, but I have lots of pots with other kinds of flowers as well. I love starting seeds in the spring, and look forward to trying a different type of geranium. Right now, I am rooting rosemary plants!

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    1. Thank you, Adelaide! Home to me is flowers and plants, not a building.

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  6. I think I like marigolds better with frost on their petals! What a blessing to have flowers so long into fall...

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    1. Not only that, Gretchen, they can stand a light frost or two before they are done for the season.

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  7. Those marigolds look awesome, Sandy, what a bit of frost can achieve. Next year I have to plant them too!

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    1. They work well with our grey house and bloom constantly. Easy to grow, too!

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  8. So nice to see these two photographs.
    They are lovely flowers.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you! Since we retired and moved in to town, I don't have my big gardens to tend, but still enjoy the flowers.

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  9. I love marigolds, even frosted ones.😊 They are such sturdy little gems. Hope all is well Sandy.

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    1. That is why I like them. Yes, I am doing well, still trying to catch up on things after being in sorry shape for a while.

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  10. beautiful photo of the frosted marigolds!

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    1. We are getting a bit of snow today, Juliet. It is not sticking though so won't get any photos.

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  11. Maravilhosas imagens. As flores são lindas. Feliz semana. Cumprimentos.

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  12. Thanks so much for stopping by! A happy week to you, too.

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