Monday, November 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day ~ November, 2010

John Cabot Roses (post blooming extravaganza.)

Oh, dear little blog... how I have missed thee. And, my garden, too.

I believe this might be the longest break I've ever taken between blog posts. And, while I do have a great excuse, it doesn't make for a very good story.

Scabiosa ~ Look close. Not just flowering in this frigid world. Bravely putting forth new buds! You grow, girl.

A scary ear infection (Geez! Those things are painful) had me down for the count. I slept away an entire week thanks to Dr. Kevorkian, Jr. ~ that HMO whiz of mine ~ who's answer to any dilemma is... Here! Take more pills.

Euphorbia adds a crazy bit of color to this icy brown landscape.

So, I'm sorry I haven't been over to visit anyone's blogs. And, I'm still not better. But, I am fed up. Enough's enough. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we've got company coming.

Plus today is Bloom Day! And, I gotta participate! Even if I don't have a single thing worth showing.

Some high in the sky apples, keeping the birdies happy and the horses frustrated:

One tricky little mushroom masquerading as a daisy:

And, Helianthus perennial sunflowers. Which, in my humble opinion, look just as pretty in winter time:

Pay a visit to Carol, author of May Dreams Gardens, who is also the crafty inventor of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.


KC said...

Glad you're back and hope you are feeling wonderful by the time your company arrives.

Carolyn ♥ said...

I love this post! The Sacabiosa is new to my gardens this year... and I absolutely love it. I picked the last bloom to dry. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Rose said...

So sorry to hear you've been ill, Kate. Hope Dr. K's pills are doing the trick...and sleep, yes, that's my remedy for everything.

Amazing to see that scabiosa braving the snow and ice; I don't think I have anything that tough in my garden.

Take care,


Amy said...

Hi Kate, Happy you are at least feeling well enough to go out and capture the photos you shared. The light on that Cabot rose and Euphorbia is beautiful. Take care of yourself so you can enjoy Thanksgiving!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Thx, KC;
It's good to be up and at 'em. I'm a very whiny sick person.

Hi, Meredehuit;
You're gonna love the pincushions! Plant the black ones, they're quite striking. ;-)

Happy Bloom Day, Rose!
They're a favorite flower of mine, mostly because of how feisty they are. Once they start blooming they never want to stop.

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh dear Kate, I hope you are feeling better. Ear infections can be so painful, you take care of yourself. Your garden still looks very good even with the snow:)

Shady Gardener said...

First, hope you're feeling better!! You must have had QUITE the infection.

Your post was fun. Thank you! :-)

donna said...

Call my crazy, but seeing your snow is making me wish for a little of my own.

The Euphorbia is gorgeous. Does it have green/white foliage and white flowers in the summer?

Luv the mushroom photo and the apples high in the sky is my favorite photo.

Stay well have all the cleaning and cooking to do.

Always a pleasure to stop by your blog.


One said...

Hi Kate, Hope you are feeling better each moment. Lovely photos.

D said...

Kate, I'm so happy to know that you are up and around. Can't keep a good gal down! you know. ;)

Laurrie said...

I love the fact that your blooms for bloom day come with a little snow frosting!

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Thx, Jenn;
I guess I've been blessed up until now - never had an ear infection before. They certainly knock the wind outta ya.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Hi, Shady;
I am feeling better - thanks for the note. I spent most of my 'bedtime' drooling over seed catalogs. Yikes! And, it's only November. :))

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

It's the time of year, don't you think Donna?

When I lived up in your neck of the woods I 'needed' snow before Thanksgiving. I mean, that's half the fun of living in the far north.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Thanks, One;
It was kind of fun poking around out there in the frozen garden.

Hey, Di!
We've got company for Thanksgiving so I best get over to your blog and see if I can scrounge up another yummy recipe, or two...

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Snow frosting! What a lovely descriptor, Laurrie. I like that!

Happy Bloom Day one and all! :D

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

PS to Donna -

This particular Euphorbia has bright yellow blossoms. Euphorbia polychroma Purpurea :)

Melanie J Watts said...

Wow someone else has snow as well as me. Sorry to hear you have been sick Kate. I'm so glad you are feeling better now. Euphorbia is my new favourite garden plant

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Thx, Melanie;
I'm on the mend, slow but sure... :)

I think you will LOVE Euphorbia. Beautiful fall color plus surprisingly early flowers in cold snowy April/May.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

Note to Deb Mc.
Seeds will be in the mail Monday. I will most definitely pay you a visit! We need to talk horses! I'll be up at High Star in a week or two.

PS: I didn't publish your comment as I was afraid weird scary stalkers might glom onto your physical address. 'Cause there's so many of them in sweet little Kamas... Ha! :))

Unknown said...

Scabiosa are my favorite winter flower here. So nice to know it will bloom in the snow.

Carol said...

Kate, I hope you are feeling better by now. I love the bloom of Scabiosa in the snow and the first photo too. Those apples will fall soon enough for the horses. Take it easy over the holiday. I trust you will be up to doing everything. ;>)

scottweberpdx said...

That Euphorbia is amazing!

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