Lavender Dreams – Autumn Rose Blooms

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We had a short spell of warm weather two weeks ago, and my roses, the ones that should be shutting down for winter, are putting out new blooms! I think they are confused! LOL … well, what can I expect when it’s been a bit warmer than it usually is at this time of year eh?

The rose above is called Lavender Dreams and I think I like it’s autumn blooms better than it’s blooms any other time of year. I think it’s because their lavender color is much richer in Autumn where as it’s spring and summer blooms are more of a light pink or light mauve.

Do you garden? If you do, do you have any roses or other plants that are still blooming?





Blooming Purple Balloon Flower

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My Balloon flowers are happy this summer – at the least the deep blue/ purple ones are anyways! They’re taller than normal and blooming like crazy!

They’re such interesting flowers. They’re called Balloon flowers because as the flower buds develop they look like balloons (yes the buds are hollow and the petals unfold when they bloom). The flowers only last a day or so, but there’s always new ones to take their place.

I have some Balloon flowers growing in my front garden bed and admirers walking by my house often as about these unusual flowers. I think I’ll be dividing some of the plants this fall to give away to friends!

Gorgeous! Daniel Deronda Clematis seed head

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I think Clematis flowers are lovely, but when the flower fades away and a seed head develops? On some types of clematis, the seed head is as pretty or even more beautiful than the flower it replaced!

Now the Daniel Deronda Clematis is lovely. It has deep purple, thick, velvet petals. It’s outstanding to view …. but then this lovely, almost feathery seed head develops and it’s almost equal in beauty.

Lovely Clematis Flower

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Isn’t this pink Clematis flower lovely? I grow several different Clematis vines, but this one is one of the largest vines! It’s located at the front of my house – well front corner, and it grows on a trellis. It’s perhaps 14 feet in height and two weeks ago when it was covered in pink blooms it was an amazing sight.

The flowers are pretty much gone now, especially after the heavy rains we’ve had this weekend, so I’m happy that I captured this beauty when I did.

Do you grow Clematis vines too?