Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Transition time, cutting back and still blooming

- It always truly feels like fall to me when I sit out this fake pumpkin purchased on sale at Rite Aid pharmacy a few years ago.  That's it on the table beside my front door (next to the stick I knock down spider webs with).  When I opened my door on Sunday morning, this card was there, reading:  Hanging Basket...  Geranium - 'Vancouver Centennial' and Lysimachia 'Golden Globes'.  When I posted a photo of that hanging basket in September, someone asked in a comment what the plant was.  It's still pretty, so I asked neighbor Rhonda this weekend.  She found the plant tags and wrote it down for me, so we can remember it for next year. 

- A remnant from the Blue Daze Evolvulus pot that was so beautiful all summer.  It let me know that fall was here, so I cut it back and hope it will come back next year, since it is a perennial.

- And I always feel a twinge when I pull up the potted geraniums in the fall, after they start getting straggly, like this one.  But then it bloomed again, so I just couldn't. Looks as if it'll be sticking around for a little while longer.

17 comments:

Fireblossom said...

I like your pumpkin!

Munir said...

In our previous home, we had a lot of room in our basement. I would bring inside some of the geraniums and even Impatiences. I would be able to coax out a couple of blooms all over again.
Love that Pumpkin, looks so real.

ladyfi said...

Love that blue daze flower!

TALON said...

Like you, I can never get rid of a plant that has any lingering signs of life, Lynn. :)

The pumpkin looks so real!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. lovely that you have such a thoughtful neighbour .. and now you can't forget ... Isn't the geranium wonderful .. and your pumpkin is pretty good too .. cheers Hilary

Elephant's Child said...

Blue Daze is such a wonderful plant name.
And no, while a plant has signs of life (however small) I can't pull it out. Except the weeds. Whose grasp on life is always strong...

Leonora said...

You're a softie like me when it comes to tossing scraggly plants. My heart breaks every time.
I have the same problem with children's toys and anything that was given to me as a gift.
And dolls! I'll never be able to throw away a doll or a stuffed animal. They seem so alive to me. Hence all the rubbermaid bins in our basement : )

LL Cool Joe said...

It's tough to pull out, or cut off plants that are still flowering I agree, even if they are a bit over blown, it seems awful.

Great pumpkin!

Chatty Crone said...

I was going to say what a great pumpkin that was. It is always spring in Atlanta.

Lee said...

Just cut back the stems on the geraniums and strike them. They strike very easily. And the main plant will burst out again with energy. I love geraniums...there are so many lovely varieties.

Cheers, Lynn. :)

Riot Kitty said...

We're having an early freeze here. Glad you have weather warm enough for the flowers!

Joanne said...

it's still been pretty warm here, so hopefully you'll continue to have warmer temps where you are...and gorgeous flowers!

SuperLux said...

These are beautiful! I don't have a green thumb so I always admire those who are really good with plants.

Sara said...

I love visiting your site. Whenever the day seems too gloomy or dark for whatever reason, your site is always a warm reminder of "good things happened."

Too bad Halloween is over. The spiderwebs might have been perfect then for the pumpkin and I agree with others, it does look real!

Happy day to you, Lynn:~)

Jannie Funster said...

Could you please come over here with that stick and knock down our cobwebs? They're mostly inside, tho, up high. But I'll give you a sturdy ladder. And plenty of wine and food for after. :)

xooxoxox

Snaggle Tooth said...

I still have a black candy bowl in the hall n little pumpkins on my table. Suppose it's time to find lights for the little tree soon! Brace yourself for the frigid air there today- we're getting it too- May want to bring in those flowers!

Sparkling Red said...

Go little geranium! :-) Keep blooming!