Good morning Folks ~ Well, we’ve got a ‘cold front’ down here in s.e. FL. This morning it is lightly raining, and the temp is 56 and feels like it is 51. I think it’s supposed to only get up around 70 as the high, and be cloudy all day. Nothing like what is happening up north though. The cooler weather for us down here is a blessing. Monday evening around 5 it was 87 degrees and did NOT feel like November at all. Today it does.
I took some photos of ‘Kathleen’ my sweet little rose I’ve had for many, many years. I recently took some cuttings from her and hope they will root for me. Time will tell. I just re-read a good post on rooting roses by Connie of Hartwood Roses. How To Root Roses From Cuttings. I didn’t do my cuttings like she did as I had forgotten about this post of hers until she mentioned it in her latest post. It is very good and easy to understand. She is NOT a novice at growing roses like I am, she is a PRO.
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This lovely rose is ‘Crepuscule’, a recent addition to my gardens. I had this years ago, but she croaked and it is wonderful to have her again. I bought her from Rose Petal Nursery, which is in northern Florida.
This is ‘Louis Philippe’ which was one of the first roses I bought many, many years ago. I bought ‘Caldwell’s Pink’ at the same time, at a local flea market. I just lost Caldwell’s Pink last year I think.
This is ‘Penelope’ which I’ve had a long time too. The buds start out a nice peachy color and the older the bloom is it turns to white.
This is ‘Rose de Rescht’, a gift from online friends last year. This one has a deep, lovely, old rose scent.
I think this is ‘Picnic’. It is what it was called at the nursery where I got it. I have not been able to find a rose by this name by Googling.
This is an unknown that I bought last year from a local nursery.
Here are some blooms from my ‘Lilac Tree, or Lancepod Tree’. I planted this as a seed in 2010. It’ is now about 8 ft. tall. Blooms way over my head. I pulled down a branch to get a photo and to also be able to smell the scent. The scent is wonderful!!!
Below is the ‘Garlic Vine’ that has grown from a seed and vined along to climb up the tropical shrubs at the back of my shed. The foliage smells like garlic when brushed against.
Next are my two latest needleworked hearts.
This one is 3 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches. Bugle beads, seed beads, two crystal beads, and a neat glass flower bead. Edged with a crocheted/beaded edging. This heart took 4 1/4 hours to make.
The flowers below are ribbon embroidery using white and cream silk ribbon, 4mm and 2mm sizes. Then I colored them with my alcohol ink markers. This little heart is 3 inches by 3 inches.
Well, that’s it for this post.
May you all have a wonderful holiday season.