The last days of my garden

Just thought I’d share these final photos of my garden.  I didn’t spend a lot of time in my garden this year — too much rain, not enough time, away for a good portion of the summer, many excuses, none of them particularly good, but she still rewarded me with some beautiful blooms and scenery.

These pictures were taken last week — before the really heavy frosts started hitting us.

The final bloom on my hardy shrub rose.


late-blooming monkshood


tenacious little johnny jump-ups





  1. Cindy said,

    November 8, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I’ve never heard pansies called Johnny-jump-ups before, how sweet 🙂

    • klrs09 said,

      November 9, 2011 at 7:06 am

      These are perrenial and grow like weeds almost, self-seeding everywhere — real pansies — the big showy ones are annuals here. I like that name, too.

  2. souldipper said,

    November 8, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I can almost see them shivering, Kath!

    • klrs09 said,

      November 9, 2011 at 7:06 am

      It’s sad, but they’re all done for now, until next Spring.

  3. November 9, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Bittersweet, Kathy, these beautiful little blooms which persist right until the frosts. beautiful pictures, thank you.

  4. November 9, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    […] a flower and gay meant happy, but nowadays the gay boys take umbrage. Better to call them – as Kathy in Canada does, ‘Johnny-jump-ups’ […]

  5. granny1947 said,

    November 10, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Thanks for sharing Kathy…lovely pics…you will have to make up to your garden next summer!

    • klrs09 said,

      November 11, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      Will certainly do that — managed a couple of hours of cleanup yesterday.

  6. November 12, 2011 at 1:35 am

    I liked all these photos, you may not have worked on it but you surely know how to catch the eye of the reader.

    – Mahak

    • klrs09 said,

      November 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

      Thank you very much Mahak, and thanks for checking out my blog.

  7. Mal said,

    November 12, 2011 at 6:28 am

    I adore flowers! Thank you for this post. By golly, I took a pic of tenacious johnny-jump-ups pretending to be the real thing?! Thanks for the enlightenment, Kathy.. 😀

    • klrs09 said,

      November 12, 2011 at 9:19 am

      Thank you so much for dropping by! I don’t know where that name johnny jump up came from, but we use it here for the little perennial type of pansy — they’re always that beautiful purply-blue colour.

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