Now that we are into Fall and so many of the
flowers here in Ohio are giving up because of the
shorter days and cold temps in the mornings, it
is amazing to see what may well be the final
flush of blooms from my Rainbow Knockout
I just love this rose because it has been in bloom
since early June.
The pink blooms are tinged with apricot
and run into yellow at the centers.
Each bloom is a surprise because the shading
has some differences in the petals.
This is the only rose I have that is still blooming.
Others have been moved so they have ended
their blooming this year. Others have new growth
coming on them for more buds so I am keeping
my fingers crossed that we will not get any damaging
frosts or hard freezes in the next couple of weeks.
Thankfully the snow they predicted is not going
to get here.
Finally I leave with you a picture of the Swans
that are at a lake near here. How do they stay