"Someone painted pictures on my
Windowpane last night --
Willow trees with trailing boughs
And flowers, frosty white,
And lovely crystal butterflies;
But when the morning sun
Touched them with its golden beams,
They vanished one by one."
- Helen Bayley Davis -
Well Jack Frost came early to us here in Ohio
for the first day of October, but I am sure it has painted
the fields and gardens of many across the states.
I rushed yesterday in between the sprinkles
to set the remaining pots of flowers on the
front porch and made sure others were
under the trees.
One of the disappointments of this summers blooms
was that only one of my hydrangea bushes bloomed.
So waiting until the last minute this Nikko blue
hydrangea just decided to finally set on some blooms.
I was so excited when I saw it getting some blooms,
thinking better late than never but now with the frost
coming it will be touch and go to see the blooms grow
big enough to get her pretty blue flowers.
It made it through this mornings frost being up
against the house and under the eaves, we also
had a lot of fog so this helped save it.
I will baby it along hoping that we still will have some
warm weather yet.
All of my flowers look to be alright, even all of
the Impatiens and the little coleus plants that
are planted in different places.
Even the bugs were looking for some sun this
morning to get warmed up.
Congratulations to all of the wonderful gardeners
that were winner in the Blotanical awards.
I was so appreciative of the nominations that I
received from you who have become friends over
the last year and I am looking forward to many
years of friendship with my old blogging buddies
and to the new.
I have learned so much from you and gained so
much from your giving nature.
You all are a wealth of knowledge and have been
there to answer my silly questions.
Also thanks to those of you who have shared
your seeds and you know who you are.
Now the pressure will be on to get them to grow ;-)