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A Bonanza of Rosebuds.


By Raquel


It’s mid-november in Houston and the weather has cooled somewhat, at the very least we’re no longer in the 35 -40 C range, thank goodness! It’s the time when what would be Spring or early Summer flowers elsewhere are planted in Houston, so that’s why you’re seeing pansies and mums and petunias in my garden. And of course the miniature roses. I don’t know whether it’s the weather or my stricter watering schedule, watering and using the aqua globes, or the mulch I put on my plants to try and keep the moisture in, but ALL of my roses have a lot of buds on them, as well as a lavender mum that hasn’t flowered in ages!! I don’t think this has ever happened to me before.
So here they are, my happy bonanza of rosebuds and garden mums:
The dark red rose:

The coral-hued beauty that has huge flowers:

My dependable and beautiful peachy-orange rose (you can see the mum in the background):

My lavender rose:

The yellow rose, whose bud still doesn’t show the color though it’s big and fat:

And a close-up of the bud on the lavender mum:

I can’t wait for them all to be in full bloom!

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Well done with your roses ...
... I reckon your success is a result of a mixture of all your efforts.. the watering, the compost etc. etc.. :o)

12 Nov, 2010


realy nice to see them come on so well for you.chris

12 Nov, 2010


It's lovely to see someone elses flowers beginning to bloom when ours are saying good bye for this year. :))

12 Nov, 2010


Have to agree nice to see your plants in bloom and ours just about gone, till next spring.

13 Nov, 2010


I need to plant some pansies, too. It's nice to have some winter color.

14 Nov, 2010


They look lovely a reminder of Summer in November.

14 Nov, 2010


Thank you all for your comments, I really appreciate them! My garden was very hard hit by the extreme high temperatures this past summer, I lost all of my geraniums (again!!) except the scented-leaved ones so I am very happy to see the garden doing well right now. =) You might find it hard to believe, but I love winter pictures of your gardens as well, especially when it snows!

19 Nov, 2010

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