More Blue In The Garden

abraham darby rose with blue bench

Abraham Darby Rose With Blue Bench

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Roses in central Florida usually bloom all year long, throughout the fall and even the winter.  Abraham Darby is full of buds right now, and I just like how it looks arching over one of my blue benches.

This is the time of year when I remember the PLUS side of gardening in a state that’s so hot in the summer.  Me, thinking:  “Oh, yeah.  That’s right!  We get to garden all winter!”   I will have to try to remember that when I’m trapped inside every year, during sweltering July and steaming August.

It’s still not feeling like fall, here, but it IS starting to cool off a tiny bit at night.  It was 94 degrees Saturday afternoon, though, so I’m going to keep reminding myself every day that I do get to garden all winter.  Since I can’t change the summer temps, I should just be grateful for that, and stop complaining.  A bit.  🙂

6 thoughts on “More Blue In The Garden

  1. I know, SC. It’s one or the other for most of us, it seems. Now we can have some hard freezes here, but they only last a day or two at the most, and then the temps will be right back up into the high 60’s or low-to-mid 70’s again. January is perfect weather for growing a lot of vegetable crops, like broccoli, lettuces, and more. Even some flowers do better here in January than in June, like violets, pansies, zinnias, and nasturtiums. So I guess we have to be like that old saying, and bloom where we are planted, eh?

    Nice to hear from you. BTW, I’m saving all of your posts for when I upgrade my iPhone, which I hope will be soon. Your blog is so much help!


  2. Thank you, Felix! Really good to see you here today. I have lots of that blue scattered here and there in the yard. Everything from the shed door, to the benches, to lots of ceramic pots. I love blue!


  3. Thank you, RR. I’m glad you like it. I really should get a few more David Austin roses, too. Abraham Darby is the only one I have right now, but they are so gorgeous. The fragrance and the old-fashioned look of them is really special.

    Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to comment. I love hearing from visitors at either of my blogs.


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