miércoles, 15 de octubre de 2014

Bloom Day, October 2014

I haven't participated in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for ages, but since we had some sunny weather last week, I was able to take some photos.

Abraham Darby, one of my all-time favorites


Winchester Cathedral always gets a bit of powdery mildew this time of year


Golden Celebration, my favorite yellow rose


Jude the Obscure is doing surprisingly well in the shade.


Jayne Austin



Crown Princess Margareta


 Madame Alfred Carrière is also doing very well in the shade.


Pierre de Ronsard - I wish it smelled as lovely as it looks..


??? One of the first roses I ever bought at a garden center, unlabelled.
Ah, but the scent...


 The Pilgrim is the most vigorous rose in my garden.


Benjamin Britten


Lady Emma Hamilton


Buddleia davidii


 What's blooming in your garden today?

16 comentarios:

  1. How gorgeous seeing all those roses still blooming...lovely!

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    1. Yes, Donna, living in this area of Spain, I am lucky enough to have roses in bloom until early December. I will say, however, that during our droughts in July and August they go into a sort of summer dormancy, using all their energy just to survive. In September, they all start blooming again here and there.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Dear Lady of LaMancha, Look at your beautiful roses! You don't have to envy me. Have a nice Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and groetjes from Holland,
    Hetty

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    1. Yes, Hetty, but do you know the saying, "the grass is always greener on the other side"? Well, in this case it is completely true, because I have no grass! Ha,ha!
      Saludos desde España,
      Karen

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  3. I love enjoying your roses in October! I can almost smell them. Enjoy this Bloom Day and come visit next time you are near Boston.

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    1. Layanee, as you can imagine, roses are my favorite, and I am very lucky that they do so well here. I do miss the greenery of New England, though (grass, trees, privacy...), but I get my fill each summer when I visit my parents in Massachusetts and our woodsy summer cottage in Maine. You can take the girl out of New England, but you can't take New England out of the girl!

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  4. Your roses are stunning! I especially like the Lady Emma Hamilton - what a yummy color. Butterfly bush is a mid-summer bloomer in my (Denver) garden, I always with they could stay on a bit longer and be part of the fall party. Happy gardening!

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    1. Jocelyn, LEH is one of my favorite Austin roses, although she's a little wee one. It's hard to appreciate her roses when they're only 14 inches off the ground! In the fall, their color is more vibrant, while in the summer they are a lighter, bleached-out hue.

      As for the butterfly bush, it is also a mid-summer bloomer here, and I always miss the show because we spend summers in the US visiting family. This year, which I believe is its 8th, it has had a mild re-bloom. Quite considerate, actually!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Your roses are so lovely, I especially like the color and form of Crown Princess Margareta. It's great you can enjoy them still after you get back from the States. A few of my roses are reblooming now that we are finally getting some rain.

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    1. Hannah, CPM is smaller than many Austin roses, but you are right: her color and form are special. This year my CPMs were not as productive as last year, when I had enough to make table centerpieces for a friend's party (http://ladyoflamancha.blogspot.com.es/2014/01/so-long-2013.html). With some extra manure and banana peels, next year should be better!

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  6. Aaah, you're an English rose fan. I love them too, but many don't like our harsh and hot climate. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you'll come back again soon.~~Dee

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    1. Yup, I'm a simple girl at heart. I'm the first to be surprised at how well they do here, and they get quite larger than what the Austin webpage purports. I guess it's all the sun and super-long growing season here. I will say, though, that my rose plantings have been thought out, and they all have stone walls nearby to retain moisture and protect them from the hot winds in summer. They are also all on the eastern side of my house, so they don't get all the hot afternoon sun in the summertime.

      Where there's a will, there's a way!

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  7. Your Austins are wonderful. I love them also, and never know which one is my favorite. Happy (very belated) Bloom Day!

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    1. Hoover, you are such a cutie! I'm so glad you stopped by.

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  8. Preciosas Karen!!
    Me encantó Jude the Obscure... esa forma de la rosa es pura delicadeza!!! Tendré que apuntarla jajajaa...
    Gracias por compartir floraciones!
    Un beso.

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    1. Sí, a estas alturas, nuestras listas de posibles se han hecho interminables, ¿verdad? Ya veremos lo que hace Jude en la primavera después de cambiarle de sitio este invierno. Para poder hacerlo, se va a llevar una poda tremenda porque mide unos 2,5m ahora. No lo he podido hacer antes por las obras del camino (no tenía muy claro dónde colocarlo). No te digo nada, pero con la poda, a ver si me prenden algunos esquejitos...

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