Thursday, November 5, 2009

November whites


Good morning Friends. Hope you are all in good health and having a wonderful first week of November.

I am getting over a cold/flu bug that I've had for almost three weeks. It feels good to be feeling better.

Here are some pictures of lovely white, cream or hint of pink beauties in our gardens.

The first is South African Foxglove.


Prosperity Roses.



Copperleaf shrub.





Confederate Rose ~ my first grown from seed this year. The first bloom didn't open because the ends were glued shut by some kind of 'bugs', and it turned pink and then fell off. I'm wondering if this bloom will also turn pink.



Bougainvillea.



Begonia.



******

Precisely the least, the softest, lightest,
a lizard's rustling,

a breath, a flash, a moment -
a little makes the way

of the best happiness.

Frederich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra




Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


12 comments:

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

I love white flowers! Such purity as in your beautiful rose.

It seems as though most of my white flowers are in the fragrance garden -- jasmine, magnolia, gardenia, ginger.

Cameron

Marti said...

Oooh! Love that foxglove! I've never seen a white conferate rose before, mine is pink.

Dirt Princess said...

I have never had any success with foxgloves...but I am determined to over come that!!! All of the whites are beautiful! Have a great day!

Nell Jean said...

I scooped up some white begonias to bring inside, and took a few little cuttings, too. They are just so pretty.

azplantlady said...

I love the shades of white in your garden. Despite all the bright colors that Hibiscus come in, I actually like the white ones the most.

The Thrifty Countrywoman said...

That begonia is so pretty! I'm used to seeing them in bright colors. The white is so dainty!

Jane

Darla said...

Glad you are feeling better. Love the whites, your confederate rose should change colors.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a beautiful collection of whites! I just love the South African Foxglove.

janie said...

Did you grow the foxglove from seed? I have to have that plant! I love white plants, too, and my favorite new acquisition this year is a double white hibiscus.

Meems said...

I'm a big fan of white flowers in the garden... yours are stunning. Thank you for visiting Hoe and Shovel... always good to have another fellow Floridian to visit.
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

sweet bay said...

Beautiful white flowers. Prosperity is a lovely rose.

LeSan said...

I loved each and every one of those whites. They made a beautiful post, so clean and pure. Such beautiful flowers and the photos you took of them really did them justice.