Searching for Autumn Flowers

Posted by Francesca

Alas!  Summer is officially over as the first day of autumn was on Friday.  Yesterday you got to see some of our new fall wardrobe, which we will be happy to wear when the temperatures start dropping.  Well, we’re not quite ready to let go of summer and all of its beauty, so we decided to go around the farm and see what flowers are still blooming.

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Even though the season is growing colder, there are still lots of lovely flowers blooming at the farm.  These are anemone, a favorite among gardeners, as they bloom several times during the season.

1 Even though the season is growing colder, there are still lots of lovely flowers blooming at the farm. These are anemone, a favorite among gardeners, as they bloom several times during the season.

Oh look, Sharkey!  Anemones are growing by the greenhouse as well, and these are a lovely shade of pink.

2 Oh look, Sharkey! Anemones are growing by the greenhouse as well, and these are a lovely shade of pink.

They are a great flower for cutting as they can last up to nine days in a vase if they are cut right before the blossom opens!  Of course, you must also change the water in the vase daily.

3 They are a great flower for cutting as they can last up to nine days in a vase if they are cut right before the blossom opens! Of course, you must also change the water in the vase daily.

Speaking of cut flowers, why don't we check out the cutting garden and see what else is blooming?

4 Speaking of cut flowers, why don't we check out the cutting garden and see what else is blooming?

Sharkey!  Where did you disappear to?

5 Sharkey! Where did you disappear to?

I'm in here, Franny!  Look at all of these blossoms!

6 I'm in here, Franny! Look at all of these blossoms!

Oh, I know what these are!  They're zinnias!  I remember them because they have such brightly pigmented petals.  They make festive autumn arrangements.

7 Oh, I know what these are! They're zinnias! I remember them because they have such brightly pigmented petals. They make festive autumn arrangements.

They aren't the most fragrant flowers but I'm picking up a little whiff of something.

8 They aren't the most fragrant flowers but I'm picking up a little whiff of something.

I love this shade of fuchsia!  It's so bright and cheery on an overcast day like today.  Hey Sharkey, take a look at this one over here!

9 I love this shade of fuchsia! It's so bright and cheery on an overcast day like today. Hey Sharkey, take a look at this one over here!

That is one giant bee going about its business of collecting nectar and picking up pollen.  Don't disturb it!

10 That is one giant bee going about its business of collecting nectar and picking up pollen. Don't disturb it!

Sorry, Franny, I got distracted by these velvety lamb's ears.

11 Sorry, Franny, I got distracted by these velvety lamb's ears.

Lamb's ears are grown more for the texture and color of its foliage than for its bloom  Why, if they were my color, they would look just like my ears!

12 Lamb's ears are grown more for the texture and color of its foliage than for its bloom Why, if they were my color, they would look just like my ears!

And look at this pink sedum called Autumn Joy.  These flowers add a lot of color to the late summer and fall garden.  Hey!  I have an idea.  Let's get some clippers and cut some blossoms to make a mixed arrangement for Martha!

13 And look at this pink sedum called Autumn Joy. These flowers add a lot of color to the late summer and fall garden. Hey! I have an idea. Let's get some clippers and cut some blossoms to make a mixed arrangement for Martha!

Comments (9)

  • Good Morning Girls

    Enjoy those beautiful flowers because before you know it snow will be on the ground :( Sharkey they should call those Frenchie ears not Lamb's ears they do look just like ours. Our yard is still in full bloom from all the rain. Everything is so green and still growing.

    I was up early again today Mom has a meeting 1 1/2 hours away. She's been going North a lot lately which really cuts into my beauty sleep. Not to worry, Dad is still in bed so I'll just go join him when I'm finished here.

    Dad has a birthday on Thursday I better start working on his birthday card. I'll have to use some of that MS glitter and make it real pretty.

    Off to nap :)

    Zoe

  • Hello ladies,
    Those flowers are creating a rainbow of colors all over the farm and such bright colors too. Awesome.
    Well, I am all packed and will soon leave to go back home. So, I am going to take some time before I go to play with Harley and Rhyder again. Everyone enjoy your day and do something fun today.
    Love ya,
    Maddox

  • F&S, I don't think there's a flower or plant that you can't name and discuss! I also noticed that you've picked up a bit of "Marthaspeak" (the words "festive" and "fragrant" are used frequently on your blog). Are you surreptitiously auditioning for a segment on Martha's show? Hmm...

  • Morning girls,
    What pretty zinnias! It is a rainy day here again. Mimi says I should get my rest now because next week when the sun comes out the workers will be coming to add a room onto the house.
    Hey Zoe, my Mimi's birthday is Friday! I know where she keeps her glitters. I'll have to get busy, too.
    Have a good trip home, Maddox. Enjoy the day everybody.
    Rebel

  • Hello ladies, Kirby here.
    I’m glad that fall is here and the days will be much cooler. Then comes the, I won’t say it for Zoe’s sake. I feel sorry for all those lambs running around without ears. Those Lambs ears do look pretty in the garden but those poor lambs. I had a good long walk this morning before breakfast. It does me good to take long walks; keeps me in shape. Won’t be long and I will turn 10 years old. Time does fly by when you are having fun. Join Maddox and me and have some fun today.
    Catch you later, Kirby.

  • Very sweet photos of you two Frenchies imbedded in flowers :) ...thanks for the Autumn flower lesson!

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., WOW! Thanks so much for taking us around the farm to see the beautiful flowers that are still blooming as well as the great lamb's ears! That bee certainly was doing a great job, too! We have some beautiful flowers in our yard, too and if the rain goes away, they should continue blooming. Love your terrific photos again! WOW! Lots of birthdays coming up-Happy Birthday to T-Bone, Zoe's Dad, Rebel's Mimi, and Kirby very soon! Cora Belle, so sorry to hear about losing wonderful Quigley. Maddox, have a safe trip back home again! Welcome Little Lola! Hope everyone has a delightful day! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Hello Ladies,
    I am sure glad no one got stung by a bee while smelling those lovely flowers. Leaf jumping time will be soon. It is in the 80's still here in Colorado. Mom and I are ready for snow and fires and cocoa. Kirby you and I are about the same age. I will be 10 on the 3rd. We're not getting older, just aged like a fine wine. Have a great day all and I am off to nap time.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • ..rained four inches yesterday..yikes!..happy birthday to all my dog pals humans..Kirby and Basil you are a couple youngsters, ..I'm 15.,I see a ray of sun, so I must dash out and check our flowers, though I think our dahlias are all ruined..that would be about 1000 blooms, as I heard Lucinda gnashing her teeth about it yesterday..over and out..ps. the river in front of the house..actually the end of my yard is a raging torrent, so no spying on the otters today

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