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Monday, November 15, 2010

GBBD...

It's GBBD over at http://maydreamsgardens.blogspot.com/ ...Thanks Carol for hosting this monthly meme and for all of your informative and entertaining posts.

DH bought me a new tree on Saturday. One that I have been admiring for awhile on blogs and in yards in our downtown area.
I am very excitied about this new addition to my gardens and hope to collect seed from it.

I am going to try and overwinter one of my containerized Diamond Frost Euphorbias
and the Painted Lady Hibiscus.
She is quite content on the front porch for now.
Firespike is still blooming well. I have taken several cuttings of this as I do every year.
Dianthus 'True Love' is beginning to put on a show, she loves the cooler weather.
This is one plant that has surprised me. It was new to me at the beginning of Spring. It has been blooming non stop since I planted it. Now, if I could just remember it's name or where I
put it's name tag...? Please feel free to jolt my memory. **I was just visiting over at www.commonweeder.com and this Abutilon is posted there, Thanks !!**

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Today I am Thankful for the 80% chance of rain in the forecast for tomorrow!

25 comments:

Val said...

Well it looks like the cold weather did not hurt your beautiful plants. I love your new tree!!

Lois said...

Those are some pretty yellow flowers on that new tree! I love it.

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Your new tree is gorgeous. I also love your hibiscus.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

The tree is so pretty. I saw a nice blog feature with many photos of it recently and it looked good in many setting.s

Autumn Belle said...

The flowers of your tree look like those of the yellow casia trees at KLCC Park. Soon it will grow tall and big and provide a home for the small creatures like the birds. May you have many wonderful memories built around this darling tree.

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous flowers! It must be nice to live where you can have some of them blooming year round!
Hope you have a happy week!

perennialgardener said...

I don't blame you for wanting that tree, it's gorgeous! Hooray for rain! :)

Dani said...

I love all your pretty flowers!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Darla. What a pretty new tree. I love those little leaves on it. Brightens up a Fall garden doesn't it? The Hibiscus is gorgeous and does look very happy in its spot. Have a wonderful week.

LC said...

I wasn't aware that the 'firespike' rooted well from cuttings... I was just gifted my first plant of it and was amazed at the length of the bloom period! L

Birdwoman said...

Lovely blooms. I especially love the brugmansia in your header.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Your new tree should be gorgeous... I'll enjoy watching it grow...

AND--Glad you hibiscus is still happy on the porch. I love them...

The other flowers are beautiful... Don't know what your mystery one is though.

Hope we get some of that rain also.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I hope that you will be able to keep some of your container plants going all winter. Betsy has already brought her container plants in to keep them going. She has a special place that gets lots of sunlight.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love those pretty yellow blooms on that tree. Don't think I've seen one before. But now that you've shown it to me I'll probably see them everywhere. LOL
Good luck with the overwintering and the cuttings!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a gorgeous new tree. I've never heard of that type before. I love the flowers.
The Abutilon is one I'd love to grow here, but I think it's an annual. Beautiful flowers there!

Rebecca said...

Oh, my! We have NOTHING left in the yard! I'm SO envious.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Love the new tree, its so cheery looking. The hibiscus is fab.

Missy said...

That's a really pretty tree. Some of my most cherished gifts have been plants. :)

Lancashire rose said...

If your senna is anything like mine you will have no shortage of seeds and little trees popping up all over the place. I couldn't quite read the variety but the leaf looks quite like Lindheimer senna. I think the ones that grow here are C corymbosa. happy bloom day.

Floridagirl said...

Love your blooms! I've found myself tempted by the Cassias lately as well...every time I see one in a nursery. Your Painted Lady is looking lovely. Mine has suffered so much from pests this year. And what a beautiful abutilon! Those always stop me in my tracks around town, but I never see them for sale at a nursery. I wonder why.

Patsy said...

We are looking for much needed rain tonight -lots of things are died but the trees are beautiful for now.

Pam/Digging said...

Good luck with overwintering 'Diamond Frost' euphorbia. I actually left mine in the ground one mild winter, and it did fine. But last year's colder temps did it in. You've got a lot of great color still.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Darla,
I love both the leaves and blooms of your new tree. Your other blooms are beautiful as well. I think all my dianthus plants are finished for the year. I hope your winter isn't as severe as the last couple you had.

Carol said...

I hope you got the rain Darla! Lovely blooms and plants. I love your new tree . . . beautiful foliage and flowers. Good luck with it. ;>)

Tanya Boracay said...

Hi Darla,

nice shot, i can't wait to grab this seed pack

Just like to share with you a beautiful quote...

"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life" - Albert Camus

You can get more quotes about happiness at http://www.quotelandia.com/category/Happiness