Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Skipper, a mystery plant, and more roses

Good afternoon Folks ~ I hope you are all having a lovely day today. I finally got outside and worked in and around my main garden area. It felt good, and I'm content with what was accomplished.

Below are more pictures from the past day or two. I really love this time of year for us and for the next 5 months or so. Everything does so much better than during the summer.

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First are three pictures of the Skipper butterfly that we see a lot of down here.









Now we have three pictures of a plant that is a mystery. We've called it a burdock type plant, because of the burrs that stick to us from it. I just love the cottagey look of these plants and flowers. I'm hoping someone can tell me what these are. They are hardy and self seed. They are small little blooms, maybe an inch and a half across at the most.










The next few pictures are of Louis Philippe or the Florida Cracker rose. I love it. It is very hardy and blooms almost all year long.
















Next is Pink Pet or Caldwell's Pink.










A white Impatiens.




La Marne.




Spiderwort.




Love this rose, Penelope.





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Always remember the beauty of the garden,

for there is peace.

Author Unknown

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Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL

20 comments:

Ami said...

Your roses are never failed to impress me! Love that Louis Philippe, and I have been looking for it for quite a while now, and I think I finally find a local nursery where could carry this, and I just need to get time to purchase it. Enjoy the cooler weather too. Just finished a project to expand one of my existing flowerbed. Happy gardening!

gld said...

I am always surprised by the length of your growing season. My mind knows it is true, but it takes your flower pictures to make it real for me.

The mystery plant is a pretty thing nothing like our dreaded native thistle like burdock which gets in the cows tails and makes clubs out of them.

Rebecca said...

I'm SO jealous of your flowers. Things here are quite brown with little hope of blossoms or blooms for many months!

sweetbay said...

I love the quote you used for today. So true, and a wonderful side effect of gardening.

Louis Phillipe is gorgeous. I'm glad you're getting to enjoy some nice weather now after a brutally hot summer.

Sandy said...

Oh, such beauty. I can almost smell
them. I enjoy your garden so much.
Hope your week goes well.
Blessings,
Sandy

Karen said...

FlowerLady, I am so glad you share your glorious photos with us cold-weather gardeners. To see flowers blooming somewhere is wonderful, all is not brown and frozen everywhere. Your mystery plant is beautiful, too bad it bears nasty seed pods. Love the pink color. All of your roses and impatiens are so pretty. We have had a cold, wet and blustery weekend just on par with November in Wisconsin. Thank you again for letting me visit your paradise!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Your roses are beautiful! And how lucky to still be seeing butterflies now.
The mystery plant looks like a Mallow of some type?

Sandra said...

So much beauty in this post, you always have the best photos :)

Hope you've had a great weekend.

Hugs,
Sandra

Becky said...

It's always such a joy to see what is blooming in someone else's yard and what creatures come to visit them. Thank you for sharing such lovely pictures.

Autumn Belle said...

You have many beautiful flowers today. The mystery flower looks like a mini hibiscus, so sweet and pretty.

Crown of Beauty said...

Dear "Flower Lady"...
Thank you for your kind comment on my post about my daughter in law and grandson.

Your mystery flower abounds in my country.

We call it Vinca or, probably in your country, it would be called the Periwinkle. It comes in lovely colors - white, light pink, fuschia, light blue, and dark blue. If you want to know more about it, you can type vinca flower or periwinkle flower on google images.

Blessings be upon you today.

Lidj

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Your Roses are so gorgeous. It must be nice to be able to have them around so long in bloom. I do not know what the name of the Hibiscus is but it is a beauty. Have w a wonderful week.

Morning's Minion said...

My flowers revived in September and October, have shivered during the early November nights. Today feels like the arrival of winter: dark, damp, chilly. I think we'll be waiting several months for fresh blooms.

Bernie said...

Flowerlady ... your roses are gorgeous. My favourite is that beautiful white Penelope, but then I'm a sucker for anything white in the garden.

The mystery plant looks like Urena sinuata or the Burr Mallow. It's sometimes known by the common name of Hibiscus Burr as well.

NanaK said...

All your roses are beautiful but I'm especially loving your LP. I have no idea about your mystery flower but it is a keeper.

Glad you are enjoying these cooler days in your garden.

Jeri Landers said...

While everything here turns brown and shrivels up, we still have your beautiful roses to enjoy. I guess you will have to garden for the rest of us for a few months! I know you won't let us down, dear.

Susan said...

Hi Flowerlady...The cracker rose is one of my favorites...it's so undemanding. Your flowers are looking lovely this fall. I have that same little wildflower in my yard...I think it's some type of mallow. The bees really love it!

Becca's Dirt said...

Lovely roses. Love the Louis Phillipe. Stunning. I was thinking the mystery flower looks like a hibiscus. I really don't know though. It's beautiful and I'm like you - want to know what it is.

YayaOrchid said...

What gorgeous photos- and absolutely stunning roses! Sigh! I can only imagine how wonderful it must be to linger in your garden. Takes me back in time to my Grandmother's roses.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Look at those pretty blooms! Those skippers are lovely, too. They are different from the ones around here.