Monday, November 24, 2014

Where Have All The Flowers Gone?

Actually, I know where they went. They said, "To heck with this crazy cold weather. I'm outa here!" But eventually that early cold snap got tired of torturing everything in its wake and typical 40-50 degree weather returned. Hallelujah!

And that is how Viburnum bodnantense 'Dawn' got her groove on.  

Pretty little blossoms... 

I love them. 

Even the buds look elegant. 
Despite the cold, a few flowers remain. 

I moved my Hebe diosmofolia 'Raspberry Ripple' to a protected spot during the cold snap.
And it's still blooming! 

Rodochitron is holding on. 


(Himalayan Honeysuckle) Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lantern' is still happy too. 

Look at how the Cyclamen hederafolium foliage is spreading. 

Finally my backyard Japanese Maple is turning. So pretty. 

My Acer palmatum NOID is blushing too. 

Hebe 'Shamrock' also blushes when the weather gets cool. 

As does Sedum spurium 'Dragon's Blood' 
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 


  1. I have that same Viburnum but it's still just a tiny thing. I doubt it will flower this winter. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Funny, I was just outside this morning, photographing the flowers of my 'Dawn' Viburnum! Together with the 'Yuletide' Camellia it is holding court. Those Cyclamen leaves are spectacular, as is the color of the Hebe. Didn't know they bloomed so late... :)

  3. I love the Dragon's Blood Sedum--especially the way you have it planted in the concrete block. Your Cyclamens are so pretty, too. Every time I visit your blog, I smile at the beautiful plants. :)

  4. Your pictures always make me smile! Such pretty colors! Our color today is white. We received a few inches of snow.

  5. Beautiful photos. You're very lucky to have so much color this time of year.

  6. I hummed the song all the way through reading your post! That viburnum is such a wonderful plant, keeping us supplied with fragrant blooms all winter long! Happy Thanksgiving, Grace!

  7. Oooo, your viburnum buds are looking especially lovely--I can tell you that MY viburnums don't look like that! Time to research the variety. They are producing deep blue berries--almost like blueberries though--and that makes me happy. But what I especially love in your post is your Acers--both stunning colors. Happy Thanksgiving Grace!

  8. Ooh! You're NOID Acer palmatum and Hebe 'Shamrock' do blush prettily.

  9. You're garden is looking great despite the cold snap. I have to look around for that Hebe 'Shamrock' (although maybe it wouldn't color up like yours without the cold).

  10. You have the coolest plants Grace. Everything looks amazing but that Hebe is gorgeous!

  11. Hope that you enjoy the holiday weekend Grace and also congratulations on six years of blogging :)

  12. I'm seeing lots for you to be thankful for, and that's only the half of it.

  13. It's official, I need that hebe in my life. The cyclamen is pretty awesome, too.

  14. Grace I adore the fact that even with the cold and crazy weather you had, your garden still has beautiful flowers and stunning foliage...all gone, gone, gone here!

  15. I can't believe how many flowers you still have sneaking around there, you lucky girl! We had an early bitter cold snap, and everything got zapped. It's too bad too, because it's been fairly mild, and I might actually have a few flowers left too.


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