miércoles, 4 de abril de 2018

Autumn flowers

Thank Goodness Summer Is Over! Days ares still quite warm but not unbearably hot. The Roses are slowly recovering from the horrible summer.


Pat Austin: I can't believe how fast this rosebush grows and blooms! This cultivar is truly exceptional!



Charlotte



Tourmaline


Rina Hugo


Julia's Rose


Unidentified orange rose


Peace/Gloria Dei


Unidentified climber


Unidentified yellow roses



This one is a climber


Jubilee du Prince de Monaco



Eminence


Winchester Cathedral


Unidentified pink rose, the oldest rose in my garden.


There still some water lilies blooming, but most of them are getting ready to sleep: they love extreme heat and as soon as days begin to get cool they retreat and grow their underwater winter foliage.





I don't know the name of this plant. it's nice but very invasive


Mirabilis Jalapa



A pretty fuchsia bloom


The last hydrangea bloom till spring


Hibiscus 









See you next time!

19 comentarios:

  1. Well, I know the summer is hard on your roses but they look better than any of mine in early fall! How many rose bushes do you have?

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    1. Kris, I think have 60 or so rose bushes in the ground and more in containers don't know how many but not all look fine otherwise this post would be much longer. I dream of a lush rose garden but diseases, climate and now ants stand between my dream and reality, I envy north hemisphere gardeners that never have to deal with leaf cutter ants, they can strip ALL the leaves of a rose bush in one night including the flowers and they are especially active in fall.

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  2. Good morning dear MDN,
    I am so jelaouse to see all your beautiful rose flowers. My little garden is looking more like a swamp at the moment. We got a lot of heavy rainfall the past few days. Are your roses bringing you flowers the whole year round? And yes Pat Austin is one of the best growing roses in my little garden too!!
    Have a wonderful day end enjoy the cooler temperatures of autumn.
    rosehugs Marijke

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    1. Marijke, Autumn is a wonderful time for gardening here. Roses begin to recover from the stress of the hot summer months, roses here bloom all year round but in winter and summer their flowers are small with faded colors so I prune them in winter and summer to encourage new growth when climate is better. Their best display comes in early autumn and early spring. Have a wonderful day full of roses!

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  3. Such beautiful roses, Marcelo, and I particularly love the soft old-fashioned pink of Julia’s rose. You have so many! It’s lovely see your photos.

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    1. Jane, thanks for visiting! Julia's rose is indeed beautiful with that caramel pink color, I almost lost her last summer I was about to dig her out but she resurrected. I love roses with passion but to grow them in this climate - which is very similar to Sydney's climate- is sometimes complicated. I've learned a lot about Australian climate from the extraordinary book "The new ornamental garden" by Simon Rickard, it's the ultimate guide for people who don't garden in temperate regions and also for people who - like me - live in zonal denial and dream of an english cottage garden in the subtropics.

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  4. Hi Marcelo how r u ?,I am envious with your roses are you able to protect them from harsh summer ,we have hibiscus ,four 'o clock blooms in common currently,That red flower seems to be sleeping hibiscus or a variety of tecoma,Do fuchsia survive as an perennial in your climate.
    HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND !

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    1. Arun, thanks for visiting! Summer here is brutal to my roses, I lose several of them every summer, some of the surviving roses are bouncing back but many are still weak, I have to replace roses after every summer. Fuchsias can survive the summer and last like perennials as long as they are well watered and away from the sun. Great weekend for you too!

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  5. Your roses are wonderful, Marcelo. Yes, summer is over in your place and I in the North wait for warm spring days. Lovely rose Tourmaline and pink waterlily. How do your fuchsias feel in winter? Do you stay them outside?

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  6. Nadezda, fuchsias have no problem in winter here since temperatures are never cold enough to damage them, they stay outdoors all year round. In summer they must be away from the sun, too much sun certainly can kill them. The dangerous season here is not winter but summer.

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  7. Hola MDN. maravillosas fotos llenas de hermosas flores, hermoso jardín. Feliz semana. Besos.

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  8. Muchas gracias Lola! También te deseo una feliz semana!

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    1. Welcome Marit! thanks for visiting my blog!

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  10. Such amazing flowers, Marcelo. Sigh! Your garden is a paradise! :)
    Also the comments and replies are very interesting. The leaf cutter ants sound awful indeed. Well, we don't have them; we have still about half a meter of snow almost everywhere.
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  11. Sara, the leaf cutter ants are a nightmare to me because they are specially fond of roses...I avoid using chemicals in the garden but against ants I have no choice and have to use poisoned baits otherwise I wouldn't have one single rose bush. I hope the snow subsides in your region and give way to springtime, happy weekend for you too!

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    1. Thank you for your comment on my post!
      I googled the black-necked swan (hadn't ever heard of it before). It looks very special and beautiful!

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  12. Thanks for visiting my blog Maria!

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