Friday, November 19, 2010

Hanging In There!

Stricken with a miserable cold, it is hard to find joy in the garden...but the Chief still needs his walks and fresh air is a tonic for a drug addled brain, don't you know! Tomorrow is going to be a blustery snow flaky kind of day  but as a gift, today held sunshine. Some flowers are still hanging in there....a six pack of tall white snapdragons have shown their stuff since the spring and are still blooming!

Tiny pansies are jumping up everywhere; they have been here since we bought the property eleven years ago, a welcome sight in early spring and late autumn.

A Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' has also been putting on a show all summer long and still going strong. The tag says blooms May to June, and perhaps it did regroup for a month or so but  it doesn't show any sign yet of  closing shop. The purple black stems are quite striking....the blooms fragrant.

Thankfully, the garden did end up bringing me joy. It seems I was so caught up with the autumn harvest and taking care of food business, I didn't pay a lot of attention to the bloom business. Now I am missing them, just when they are off to bed for the winter.


  1. I hope your getting out and seeing the last of the blooms helped you feel better too. Good to have Chief to inspire you to get out. Love the sweet face of your pansy. Hope you are all well soon.

  2. So sorry that you have caught the cold bug too. I hope it doesn't keep you down too long. Pansies are my favorite and your picture is just beautiful. I am amazed at all the pretty blooms you still have! Most everything here is gone. It's been pretty cold though. Hope you are feeling better soon!