Tuesday, November 13, 2007

November 13 - Extra Post

It's November 13, and there aren't any new blooms; but I'm amazed at how many flowers are left... in November... in Minneapolis.

Some color along the fence and in the foreground


Some more spots of color left rear and right foreground

More close-ups

The yellow rose of Minnesota

Some brave little plants

Another last rose

and the late clematis

Sunday, October 14, 2007

October 13 - Real Last Post

So I lied.... The last post wasn't the final one after all. Marie planted some autumn crocus that we did not expect to come up this year - but we were wrong.

Autumn Crocus

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

October 3 Last Post

The last bloom of the year opened today - well, it's been raining for a couple of days so it could have been yesterday or even Monday.


And close up

Here are two shots of the second-to-last with more blooms

Here is a gallery of most of what is still blooming. Many of them are annuals, which I did not track during the year, and some are in pots:

this one has a die-hard bee

It's been a great year - see you in April.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

September 28

I've been out-of-town for a couple of weeks so I was eager to see if either of the last two blooms had arrived. To my surprise, a small flower has appeared on the plant I thought would not bloom at all.

Here's a close-up

Now there's just one remaining - and it looks like it will go into October.

Here is the clematis in full array.

Monday, September 17, 2007

September 16

Our late-blooming clematis has started to bloom.

That leaves two to go for the season

This one may have another couple of weeks to go

I don't think this one will bloom this year - it's looked like this for over a month and it was moved to its current shady location a couple of weeks ago. Too much sun earlier; too much trauma now - at least it's still alive.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

September 12

There are no new blooms, but the promised picture of additional boltonia is below. There are three flowers left to bloom: I expect one in a day or two, another I can't predict, and the third doesn't look like it's going to make it at all.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

September 8

Two new ones today

Anemone - I wasn't expecting this one.

Another much larger, and slower Sedum

It's debateable whether it's actually fully bloomed yet, but since the bees think so, I'm posting it
(click on the picture for a larger version where the bee is more visible)

Friday, September 7, 2007

September 5

I can't believe that I got this all ready to post on 9/5 and then never finished it.

Obedient plant

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

September 4

We have another new one!

Boltonia - Marie thinks I should wait until more of the individual flowers bloom, but instead I will post the first bloomer now and catch the crowd later when it shows up

Monday, September 3, 2007

September 3

I think this is the last one we're going to get from the boulevard garden

A small, late-blooming hosta

September 2

We have one previously overlooked bloom today. It's getting late in the season, but we expect to get another seven or eight this month - maybe.

Flower-that-came-out-of-nowhere [we don't know what it is; we didn't plant it; it looks like others we've already posted, but it isn't]

I also noticed a lone, isolated blossom on the Gooseneck
Here it is in context

And up-close

Saturday, September 1, 2007

September 1

There's been nothing new since August 24; there are still a couple we're waiting for, but they're not here yet.

However, we have had a late summer visitor

Isn't s/he cute?