Thursday, October 25, 2012

My Last Floral Bouquet of the Season?

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It dropped 45 degrees today... and we received a little more rainfall.  Rain is very good.  We've been through drought conditions for way too long.

Here's a photo of the bouquet in the kitchen window.

A little closer look below...

FYI:  Three Springs ago, I started seedlings from gaillardia 'Fanfare.' 
Seedlings from this hybrid variety do not reproduce the parent strain.
However, you might see that a couple of flowers have partially LENT themselves
to a 'Fanfare' inclination.

The variation in color was not as pronounced as the first couple of years, however.

It's still a beautiful bouquet.  The late-blooming phlox is due to the fact that I partially dug out plants this past Spring, leaving a few to fend for themselves.  :-)

Not Shady... just a happy note for a rather bleak day.


Northern Shade said...

It might be the last bouquet.:(, but it's very cheery. :)

My phlox just stopped flowering this week, when our temperatures plummeted. I have a few Campanula putting on a brave face, but that's about it.

Carolyn ♥ said...

Beautiful Fall blooms! Yesterday we had snow... but hey! Not so bad. It provided a great photo op for the few remaining blooms to strut their stuff.

Rosemary said...

Lovely bouquet. Hopefully not your last....

troutbirder said...

It's just gorgeous!!!

Shady Gardener said...

Thanks, friends! It didn't last very long, but I loved it!! :-)