jueves, 21 de junio de 2018

Winter!!!

Winter starts today in the southern hemisphere. It is my favourite season: I love cold days and it seems this winter will be unusually cold, it was still autumn when we had 3 nights with frost and below zero temperatures!! This hadn't happened since 2015.

The last roses before the prunning.








In the pond a stubborn water lily refuses to go dormant


Hibiscus don't like cold and their leaves look sad


But they will continue blooming through the winter, frost might damage their foliage and blooms but never lost an hibiscus to cold here


Enjoy winter if you are in the southern hemisphere and embrace summer if you live in the north!

See you next time!


26 comentarios:

  1. I'm surprised to learn that you get frost! Summer here in the Northern Hemisphere is sadly my least favorite season but we're still enjoying our marine layer each morning, which has kept temperatures lower than usual for this time of year (so far anyway). Enjoy your cooler days, MDN!

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    1. Kris, I was surprised too! Frost is a rare occurrence here. Today it was not so cold with more normal winter temperatures (15 c -20 C) I hope your summer will be mild! Have a nice weekend.

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  2. Great to see that your roses still sending you flowers. And wonderful that the hibiscus will bring you flowers too!!
    I hope your winter won't be too cold and does'nt last long.
    Have a wonderful weekend ahead MDN
    Rosehugs Marijke

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    1. Marijke, the truth is I love winter, I loved the frosty nights but I don't think they will happen again, frosts are rare and unusual here, now the temperature is near 20 c more normal, I wish frost continued! Have a wonderful weekend full of roses!

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  3. It's so strange to read about winter! Yes, thats the way it is. Here the sun turned the "wrong way" yesterday, and I don't like it. The summer is too short here in Norway.
    Your roses are very pretty. Sad that the frost will take them.

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    1. Marit, Frost is indeed a rare occurrence here, it' doesn't happen every year, now the temperature is back to normal winter weather almost 20 c now, the frosty nights didn't damage the roses, they were already defoliated and looking bad from rain and hail. I wish summer were shorter and winter longer here, we are hopeless against climate. Have a lovely weekend!

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  4. Beautiful roses in the winter installment! You've got winter and we're starting the summer, here in Poland!
    Greetings

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    1. Ela, thanks for visiting! yes it's winter here and I really like it, our summers are long, too hot and not good for roses. Greetings!

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  5. I don't like winter here with cold and fog, dark long days. But your winter is not too cold,hope the roses will winter well. Do you usually cover them with something?
    Happy winter Manolo!

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    1. Nadezda, winter here is short and mild, sometimes as happened some days ago polar waves from the cold southern provinces reach the northern warmer territories, but this is rare and short lived, the temperature is now getting back to normal winter temperatures again (15 c -20 c) I never cover my plants in winter, even the frost we experienced recently were not long and intense enough to cause big harm, they just made hibiscus a bit uneasy. By they way my name is Marcelo not Manolo but I understand the consfussion! Have a great weekend!

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  6. Hi Marcelo, I’m glad you like winter! It was -4.3 C here this morning and a big frost, so my garden is closing down and I am pruning too. Is that Julia’s Rose at the top? I bought one after I saw yours earlier this year.

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    1. Hello Jane! I love winter and wish it was longer and colder! The rose in the first picture is Julia's rose, I love that rose I'm glad you bought one, you won't regret! she is loveliness itself. Have a great week!

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  7. Que lindas!
    Nossa o inverno por aqui chegou castigando.
    Está muito frio!
    Boa continuação de semana.
    janicce.

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    1. Hola Janice, gracias por tu visita! Hace frio por aquí también , más de lo habitual en esta época pero las rosas aprecian el descanso que les da el frio.

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  8. Your winter sure looks beautiful, Marcelo!
    Here in Finland, we are enjoying our gentle and, as Marit from Norway says above, too short Scandinavian summer. :)
    Wishing you crisp and happy winter days.

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    1. Sara, I wish I had colder and longer winters. The "winter" has just begun here and daffodils, amarillys and irises are already sprouting .. no wonder why peonies won't grow here *Sigh! One day I hope to live in a cold climate where I can forget weeding and mowing the lawn for some months. Enjoy summer over there!

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  9. It seems that gardeners usually wish to live in a climate other than their own. Your winter looks beautiful. Much as I think it would be fabulous to live in your climate, I do enjoy taking a break from daily garden chores in the fall and winter. However, living in a really cold winter climate just means that instead of mowing the lawn, one has to shovel snow from the sidewalks. I hope you enjoy winter as much as I'm loving summer!

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    1. Peter, I am a serious case of "zonal denial", I grew up reading German, English and Swedish gardening books and they defined my taste, I can't shake their influence off, not completely, I feel so unable to find beauty in plants other than roses, lupins, peonies, clematis and others temperate climate plants, it's frustrating and I can't shake it off or maybe I don't want to... maybe one day I´ll move to somewhere cold and have the garden of my dreams!

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  10. Happy Winter, Marcelo! It is my favorite season also.

    Only 79 more days until summer is over here. I am keeping count.

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    1. Thanks HB!I love winter and wish it was longer! it just began and I see signs of springs everywhere! I hope your summer isn't too hot!

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  11. Well, I can dream of winter in your garden... :) We were expecting 45 C here today, though I think it won't go quite that high! So winter sounds fabulous... and I'm sure your roses will appreciate the cool weather as much as you do! It is nice to know that frost won't kill the hibiscus.

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    1. Amy 45 c is unbearably hot! I will enjoy these cool days because I will miss them when I have 45 c here in september/october. I hope the heatwave in your area subsides soon, have a nice weekend!

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  12. Sorry to say, Marcelo, but I can't imagine living in a country where it gets more than 35°C in summer. I prefer the moderate German climate. I would call your Argentinan winter late spring here. And spring is alwalys a wonderful time.

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    1. No need to be sorry Sigrid, after more than 20 years trying to stablish a rose garden and meeting failure year after year I can confidently say I hate my climate, if I could move to somewhere colder I'd do it in an eyeblink!

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  13. Disculpa MDN, pues pensaba que me había conectado a tu blog pero por lo visto no lo hice. Me gusta tu blog pero no tienes puesto para seguirte y no se como hacerlo, veo que aparezco en tu blog, sin embargo a mi no me aparece tu seguimiento. Intentaré copiar tu URL para ver si de esa manera te puedo seguir. No dejes de publicar y ánimo con el blog.
    Un abrazo

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  14. Hola MDN, si he podido agregarte a mi lista de blogs que sigo.
    Me he pasado por tu estanque ¡¡Precioso!! y preciosos Nenúfares.
    Un abrazo

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