Mexican countryside

Mexican countryside

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Last Blossoms

My flower beds have all been cleared out.  However, the flower box of annuals behind my bedroom, although looking wild and untended, is still blooming.   I don't have the heart to pull out the plants.  So until we get a killing frost, I will allow them to continue flowering.


6 comments:

  1. I have those same red flowers and purple flowers blooming here! I would hate to have to throw all those plants away every year. Such a shame. Luckily that does not happen here...........It is a lovely sight for you from your bedroom to enjoy.

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    1. The red flower is a mandevilla.
      Yes, it's a shame that the flowers will soon all be gone. But the winter makes us appreciate the return of spring and summer all that much more.

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  2. Interestingly, I planted some marigolds this year around my vegetables to keep critters away, and they're thriving in this colder weather. They look better now than they did all summer.

    I love seeing your flower photos!

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    1. Hola, Meredith,
      Well, if your marigolds manage to survive until the beginning of November, they will be very appropriate for Mexico's Day of the Dead. The marigold is the traditional flower for decorating graves on that occasion.

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    2. Perfect! Though getting mine to survive a few more days will be tough. They're finally starting to wither.

      On a somewhat related note, though, I still keep picking ripened cherry tomatoes off one of my plants. Every time I bring one in, I think to myself, "This is the last one of the year, so I better savor it" and then a few days later another tiny green tomato has turned. I'm glad I was lazy and didn't dig up those plants after the first frost a few weeks ago!

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    3. I had a potted cherry tomato on the patio, and it was producing quite a few tomatoes. But then around the beginning of August the deer discovered it, and there were no more tomatoes. I didn't want to spray repellant on something I was going to eat.
      I don't think we have had a killing frost yet. The mandevilla, the red flower pictured above is still blooming.
      Saludos,
      Bill

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