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Saturday, November 15, 2008

GBBD 15th of the Month!

Sunflower Tree with a couple of visitors. Flowering Cabbage.


Ornamental Kale
Blue Daze
Firebush
Fire Spike
Pineapple Sage
Milkweed wants to bloom.
Slim pickin's on the Purple Coneflower

Pink Flame Jacobina
Impatiens
Blue Daze and Potato Vine, "Blackie"

Begonias

Thanks to http://maydreamsgardens.blogspot.com for hosting this meme.

38 comments:

Susie said...

Beautiful blooms Darla! Does your blue daze grow more upright in your garden? Also, do you know the botanical name for Fire spikes? I don't think I know that plant.

bennie and patsy said...

I just love blue daze.
Patsy

Rose said...

Oh my, it's so nice to see all these lovely blooms in November! The blue daze and Jacobina are just beautiful. Thanks for visiting me; as you saw, here in the Midwest, the gardens are succumbing to the cold.

Nan Ondra said...

Hi Darla! Thank you for visiting me today, and for sharing the beauty of your garden for Bloom Day. I see you too love foliage, and seed-saving as well!

Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely blooms Darla. They sure did brighten up my blah November day.

Linda, aka Crafty Gardener

Darla said...

Susie: it's Odontonema strictum--
firespike, cardinal guard or scarlet flame. Go to www.floridata.com and type in firespike, you might be able to grow it where you are, I think it's zones 8 and up. What is your zone? Blue Daze is in a container it more or less trails.

perennialgardener said...

Wonderful blooms today Darla for GBBD! I love the Firespike and the Pineapple Sage. What brilliant blooms in November!

Naturegirl said...

Darla thank you for coming by my ~special post~ on Bloom Day!

I love all that you share today of what's in your garden! Yours is like a summer garden here!Wonderful color!

I agree with what you say in your profile re: seeing the face of God in our gardens! "His voice is more clear there." hugs NG

Sue said...

Hi! I'm glad you found my blog! Thanks for posting a comment. Your flowers are looking great! Some of those I grow as annuals.

Martha said...

What great shots! That first one is my favorite. I don't know how I got so far behind here already! Glad I stoppied in on my weekend blogathon blog jog! :-)
Thanks for the offer to send seed, that's so nice of you! I'll be watching for your future offers, I think I have everything on your list already. Neat idea though, I might just have to make the same offer on my blog - if I can ever get myself organized enough to get them packaged!!

Jean said...

Doesn't look like the rain hurt any of these beautiful blooms! Beautiful! Jean

Shellmo said...

I feel a lot warmer after having seen all your blooms! love that ornamental kale!

marmee said...

nice that you have so many blooms still. my are all but gone with all the frosts we have had. i love the fire spikes.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wonderful photos. The butterfly and kale shots are my fave. :-)

Valerie said...

That first picture is for sure my favorite. Milkweed-isn't that what draws the monarch butterflies? I love all of these pictures. We are getting rain today. We need it so bad so I welcome it. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Thank you for blessing me!

fishing guy said...

Darla: You always have such great blooms on your flowers. I hope the rains didn't hurt them too badly.

Frances said...

Hi Darla, so lovely and cheering with butterflies. I am excited to read about the fire spikes, we are zone 7 but have been known to cheat the zones a little and I love the form and bloom color on that one. Thanks for giving the botanical name. Those are stunning kale and cabbage plants too.
Frances

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Darla.... It's so nice to see the colors today--since it's cold and dreary up here. My Impatiens are gone and my potted Begonias (hanging baskets) are in the garage.. I'll try to keep them alive this winter in my garage greenhouse! Thanks for sharing the beauty in Florida.

Leedra said...

Well, if you took this today, as you tend to do, it appears the rain didn't totally take you away. Good, didn't want to lose my good friend.

WashingtonGardener said...

Nice butterflies! My impatiens in hanging baskets are stil holding up well - hoping to keep the freeze off them through December here in DC.

Darla said...

thank you all for the nice comments. We did have over seven inches of rain! The plants held up pretty well. When you live at the bottom of a hill the dirt washes up on the plants though and I do not like that look.
Leedra: You won't be able to get rid of me that easy..

Lythrum said...

I love the butterfly pictures. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Don't worry, this storm season is over. The next cold front, and you're probably already seeing it, will seal the deal. (Not that the deal wasn't sealed already.)

Rusty in Miami said...

Darla, I like your ornamental kale, I been meaning to buy some, they seem to do well in Florida. I like the combination of blue daze and potato vine

Kelly said...

What beautiful flowers and a wonderful garden you have! You definitely have a "green thumb!" I have to admit that I had to google "GBBD" to find out what it meant, so by now you must know that I'm not too much of a gardner. But now I know that today is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! How neat and very interesting! I love your blog! I'll have to come back and spend even more time looking at your blog!It's really good! I enjoyed your comments that you wrote in your profile about your blended family and how your garden made you feel closer to God! I'm about to get married and begin a blended family! I do pray everyday for insight and knowledge. If you'd ever be willing to share any advise, I'd sure love to hear it! We will have six children between us. Two of my fiancees and four of mine! I've prayed about this a lot and am still a little anxious! Sorry for rambling on like this!!....Back to your flowers post, they are all gorgeous and lovely! Congrats on your GBBD day today!

Sandra Evertson said...

The kale is amazing!
Sandra Evertson

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Darla, your bloom day post has me drooling! Whatever in the heck "Fire Bush" is, I want one--although I'm sure that it's probably an annual around here, darn it. :)

Denise said...

What a lovely series of photographs, so varied and interesting and beautiful.

julian said...

Very nice, I was wondering though - I read somewhere that when cabbages, and similar ground vegetables, flower that's not good??

Daphne said...

Those cabbage are fantastic. So pretty.

Meems @HoeandShovel said...

Darla, Very nice array of blooms you have going on in your N. Florida garden. We are up in your neck of the woods this weekend... and brrrr... that rain brought in some chilly winds and temps. I like it though. It is a nice change for me.

My fire spike is about 6 feet tall(and as wide) and until this week I had lost hope of seeing any blooms. Now I have little buds just starting all over it. Do you know you can literally cut off a piece - put it in some good potting soil - keep it watered and it will root very easily? I just planted more of it out in the back of my property from cuttings.

Is your Jacobina blooming still or blooming again or blooming early? I don't have pink but my red ones only bloomed in spring.

I'm going to e-mail you about some seeds, too. Yay!
Meems

Rhea said...

Beautiful photos! Are all those growing in your garden?! Impressive! I kill all my plants. I don't try to...

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

Beautiful flower shots, and so nice in cloudy Seattle November. And thanks for visiting my begonias on Flowers for Today and your kind words.

Gail said...

Hello Darla...love, love, love the first shot of the butterfly on their friendly flower! Gone are the butterflies from this garden...I miss them and the bumbles! You have so much left to bloom...the bees and butterflies will be very happy in your garden...I know I would be. Have a great day.

gail

Melissa said...

You have beautiful flowers. They add color and beauty in Life..I too love the butterfly on the flower shot u took. Lovely...

garden girl said...

Wow, you've got so many beautiful blooms still your November garden Darla!

Norm said...

what a nice collection of flowers darla! those cabbage are wonderful, very pretty. I like them..

Leedra said...

I clicked at the bottom of your post to see more of these and it locked my computer up. Had to power it off to get rid of it. No more of that one for me.