Saturday, November 21, 2015

Garden Tour: Roses and other Happenings...

Work has gotten the better of me, again and for that reason the blog had to be somewhat abandoned. But here I am today with a new Periscope video for you.

It is another tour through my garden and I am looking predominately at roses that were still in bloom when the video was taken about three weeks ago, but also checked on other plants that were recently planted. At the time when I shot the Periscope video, my gardener was trying to open up a clogged drain in our front yard to get our property ready for a hopefully generous El Nino (Winter rains), so you see a little bit of that, too.

Hope you enjoy having a look!




As always, thanks for watching! I would love, if you could take the time and leave a comment!

See you in the garden!

Christina


Thanks for hosting Hakan

11 comments:

  1. Maravillosas como siempre. Un beso.

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  2. Dear Christina, I am surprised to hear palmtrees have such strong roots. Palm trees look so relaxing to me, but for you it is a dangerous one! your roses are stunning compared to the ones I find in my garden. Enjoy them as long as you can. Groetjes,
    Hetty

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    1. Hetty, I also still love my palm trees and associate vacation with them, but they are devils in the garden, as they are trying to choke everything else around them. My roses have slowed down significantly since I shot the video. I think most of them are running out of fertilizer and I don't want to feed now, because the season comes to an end and I will start to prune them down soon, so I don't want to encourage new growth.

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  3. Verbena bonariensis is an annual here in the Southeast, but Verbena canadensis is the perrenial type, which was planted in my garden over sixty years ago by the original owner of my home. It grows as a ground cover, but not a terribly aggressive one. Your roses, as always are fabulous. Pink Pet is adorable!

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    1. Deb, I have never heard of Verbena canadensis and will look it up. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. If it survives sixty years in a garden, it must be a tough cookie! Thanks for your nice words about my roses!

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  4. I haven't had luck with Verbena bonariensis here either despite its reputation for being vigorous and easy. Your roses, as always, are beautiful. Best wishes with the El Nino preparations. My fingers are crossed that the rains will arrive soon, hopefully without mudslides and floods.

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    1. Kris, interesting to know that the Verbena bonariensis didn't work for you either. It could really be our climate, that they don't like. Thanks for your nice words about my roses. Our El Nino preparations are done, now the rain only has to come. I saw there is some in the forecast for Friday. Let's keep our fingers crossed.

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  5. Christina, I waited to see your video until I had time to see it all. First I saw was The Prince, a beautiful rose but it won't grow in my garden, tried it twice but they both have gone, may be they like your sun more. Then I'm almost jealous on your Lady of Guadeloupe, such a wonderful rose but not for sale here and probably will love more sun and less rain than we have.Marie Pavic is a very good rose here too. Such a shame of the rabbits, haha, I know all about them, they usually don't eat Geraniums I found out, but I'm sure they nibbled here on my Geranium 'Rozanne' too. I should not know why Verbena bonariensis is not growing in your garden, it likes drought and don't like frost, according to me your conditions should be better for this plant than mine...... Finally Mary Rose, also one of my best David Austin roses, still showing some flowers yesterday. But this morning we had our first frost, so the show will be over.
    Regards, Janneke

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  6. Cher Christina, je regrette que la verveine de Buenos aires n'arrive pas à donner le meilleur d'elle même au milieu des roses. C'est une plante si docile et facile qui normalement se ressème partout. Heureusement, la réussite avec les roses est indéniable. Les arbustes sont encore bien fournis en feuillage rutilant et parsemés d'une belle quantité de fleurs.
    Belle soirée

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