Saturday, November 10, 2007

chilly November morning

a spider bravely defends the greenhouse doorway
a little chamomile, surviving in the greenhouse
this fennel never made it out to the garden, its scenting the greenhouse quite nicely
and the last of the marigolds
I haven't the heart to throw them out while they're still flowering
out in the garden there is a pink monarda
and a blue one, just a few cheery flowers
persicaria
and on the doorstep a pink geranium
and a red one, they won't last much longer in the cold

6 comments:

Wildside said...

Beautiful flowers yet...

peppylady said...

I don't believe in seen a monarda before

clairesgarden said...

Wildside, its heartening to see a few flowers

clairesgarden said...

Peppylady, its known as Bee-Balm, in the summer the bees are all over it.

tlc illustration said...

My monarda gave up this year - due to powdery mildew. (ick!)

My fennel did great however - it's about 9 feet tall and was covered with heavy umbels of seeds. They smelled so good when ever it rained. I cut most of them to dry - and they smell not at all now...drat.

Kerri said...

Don't you love those last brave hangers on? Lovely photos Claire. I"ve really appreciated the little bits of late color a few flowers have given us this fall. A bit of snow is forecast for the next few days, so it looks like we can kiss the warmer weather goodbye. It's too bad...we've been spoilt...but then I'm never ready for the snow and cold.