Sunday, November 18, 2012

Lingering and Promises


As I strolled around the back gardens this morning, I found a couple of the plants lingering. There are still buds on the New Dawn climbing rose and flowers tucked in amongst the fallen leaves on a primula.  This pretty pop of blue and yellow brought a smile to my face.
There's also a promise for spring with the first flower buds on the lilac 'Beauty of Moscow' planted last year.
 And this dwarf gold cypress I won as a draw prize the end of October promises some glowing colour over winter.
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I'm linking with Mary for Mosaic Monday and Lisa for Macro Monday.

31 comments:

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Judith

I'll need to take a closer look in the backyard and see what I can find. I am pretty much assured of not discovering as many lovely blooms as you did!

-Karen


Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Judith, How lovely to still find a little colour in your garden. I'm afraid I can't find anything in mine, but I look forward to Spring when all the bulbs will be forcing their way through the earth to bring us much longed for colour. Best Wishes Daphne

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I remember going around the side of the house last November to find a pink primula in bloom. It was exciting as yours are. Makes your day doesn't it!! Valerie

eileeninmd said...

How nice to see these late blooms. Lovely images and mosaics. My yard is just full of leaves. Is Canada's thanksgiving day soon? Have a great week ahead.

Barbara Lilian said...

How lovely to see rose buds this time of the year. Although we are having warm days for the time of the year, the nights are cold so it brings frost early mornings, so no tiny rosebuds. Enjoy them while they last.
Best wishes. Barbara Lilian

Vee said...

Primulas must truly enjoy the cold because mine is the only thing green out there besides the parsley. The rosebuds look lovely...frozen in time in a way.

Crafty Gardener said...

It has been a gorgeous day for exploring the backyards. The birds have been very busy in ours, flitting in and out of the birdhouses and checking for seedheads on the plants.

Carol at Serendipity said...

Judith,
Love the primrose. I miss them. i shall have to see if I can get some when we get back to Maine.

Beautiful photos.
Carol

Beth said...

Hello Judith, Love the gold cypress color - outstanding! The rosebuds are pretty and so is your blue primula. Fall is looking good in the gardens at Lavender Cottage!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Hi Judith!
I love Primulas but I've never had good luck in growing them here. Yours are such a pretty blue.
~Clara

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I am hoping for another mild winter this year--perhaps your lilac buds know something about that? Your Primulas are such a beautiful blue color!

podso said...

What a nice treat for you in the garden. Your pictures are lovely!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's very nice to have late bloomers to enjoy on into the Fall. Our hibiscus is in bloom right now! I need to take some photos! Enjoy the week to come!

Linda Makiej said...

really wonderful macro work! Hope you have a great week ahead!

diane b said...

The plants are trying hard to defy winter's arrival.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

The rose buds are very pretty and the primula really adds an unexpected pop of color. Lovely finds.

Sunray Gardens said...

Very pretty and the conifer I like too. Love conifers anyway but the Winter color is a plus for me.
Cher Sunray Gardens

✿ chica said...

Todas muito lindas!beijos,chica

Zuzu said...

How wonderful to still be enjoying your garden so late in the year, Judith! Everything has settled in for a long winters' nap at our house. :)
Wishing you a lovely week,
Zuzu

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Fabulous macro photos ~ Wow! the colors! ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Riet said...

I always love coming here that lavender I can sometimes smell.Another lovely post and it must be nice to still have nice colors in your garden.

Pradeepa said...

I love those rose buds. They are very pretty!

Lorrie Orr said...

Those tiny rosebuds are so darling. I think it wonderful that the buds are already forming on your lilac - now I want to go out and check mine.

Have a wonderful week!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from Macro Monday, I especially enjoy seeing rosebuds at this time of the year.

Yael Ben-Ari said...

Hi Judith,

Loved your images, especially the primroses. We will start getting them into the nurseries around Jan 1. So nice to see one blooming now.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

BailiwickStudio said...

My poor garden is nearly asleep now. The roses are still blooming though - how stalwart they are! ::Jill

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Nice little garden surprises...some just not wanting to let go. I had one single rose bud holding it's own the other day...I doubt that it shall ever show it's face. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours~

Icy BC said...

Beautiful mosaic! It's nice to see flowers still in your world.

Happy Thanksgiving..

Icy BC said...

Beautiful mosaic! It's nice to see flowers still in your world.

Happy Thanksgiving..

Icy BC said...

Beautiful mosaic! It's nice to see flowers still in your world.

Happy Thanksgiving..

W. Latane Barton said...

I enjoyed my first visit to your blog this morning.

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