I don't know about other flower gardeners, but
I always have a hard time letting go of the growing season
and the end of my flowers blooming.
I love the Fall colors and the bright blue skies but I
always get sad this time of year.I am just not a Winter person.
I like to be able to just jump into my shoes and head outside.
I miss the peaceful feelings I get when wandering around
working in my flowers or setting out in the fresh air
looking at them.
I miss the sounds of the birds singing in the morning
and the smell of Lilacs, Roses or Phlox.
When Frost appeared I set some of the flower containers
in the basement and others out on the porch where I
was able to still see some of them.
With threat of 30 degree mornings and snow flurries
this week, even these were brought into the basement
where hopefully the Geraniums will survive over Winter.
The last blooms on my Crimson Bouquet Roses
had to also be said goodbye to.
But these I cut and brought in to dry, so at least I
will have there deep red color and wonderful fragrance
to put in an arrangement to brighten the cloudy,
cold days this Winter.
The Crimson Bouquet Rose just cannot be beat for
its fragrance. When it is dried it is twice as fragrant.
But we must have our seasons and with the coming of
Winter makes the coming of Spring even closer at hand
when the flowers shall bloom again.
Happy Halloween !!