Monday, November 3, 2008

The Last Bouquets

There will be more flowers, on a small scale, but these are the last grand bouquets we can make from the mums, sunflowers, and asters. Even a small pink rose put out another burst of blooms, but a hard freeze will end that. There is one more mum in our gardens that has not bloomed yet, but we will only get a few dozen blooms, and most of them will not be on long stems. We're very happy to have them, especially since they're little pom pom mums of a brilliant yellow - just what the dark months need - but they won't make this kind of bouquet.

Sunday we set the clocks back first thing in the morning. I'm grateful it's a week later than previous years, and that we come off this a whole month earlier in the spring. One good thing out of the Bush Administration.

4 comments:

DCup said...

I wish that I could remember to collect the last blooms. Yours are lovely. We just said goodbye to the last of the zinnias and cosmos that were growing riotously around the forgotten garden.

susan said...

End of summer bouquets remind us that spring really isn't that far away. Gardens that produce them need the rest just as we need sleep.

Mathman6293 said...

Those are nice flowers. Dcup - don't you work?

Steve Emery said...

Dcup - I wouldn't remember most years, but dearest always does. She's the real gardener in this family.

Susan - And we need the rest from the gardens, too. Dearest works hard all summer keeping all this stuff alive so we can get this autumn bloom.

MathMan - Thanks! Mums are so easy - actually we have to keep them from easing everything else out of the flower beds...