Monday, November 7, 2016

Frost On The Pumpkins

We've had a couple frosts now. That's the only part of fall I don't like. All the flowers are going gang busters...and then a couple cold nights...which inevitably turn back warm for many more days...so you don't want to let the flowers die off too soon.  I love my flowers.

I cover as much as I can around the house and Wool House.  I use the shearing sheets (which are now so easy to get to :-).  In the morning, as soon as the sun hits the front of the Wool House, I pull the sheets off and the Blanket Flowers get right back to work.

Bees of all sorts work the Gaillardia all fall.  Big bees, tiny bees, green bees, honey bees...  I'd love to know what they are thinking when they fly in for breakfast and find everything covered up. There are always a few already climbing around under the sheets, probably complaining.

Or maybe they are relieved to see the blooms still safe and sound for a few more days.




Some puzzle fun for you :-).  I'll try to get a picture of bee rush hour this afternoon.  Almost everyone was headed home last night by the time I thought about it.

10 comments:

Cheryl West said...

I hope you can get your flowers through a few more light frosts if it helps the bees. Here in CT we still have not had enough of a frost to do in the cosmos, catmint or montauk daisies so there are still some blooms for the bees.
Your gaillardia are beautiful. Enjoy the day.

Michelle said...

How can you have had a couple frosts already when you were just complaining that it was still summer-hot there!?! Looks like our first frost may hit next week. No flowers to ruin here.

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never seen such beautiful flowers..


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sophy0075 said...

What pretty flowers. I'm sure the bees are grateful for such lovely nectar sources too.

LannieK said...

Beatuful!

Terry and Linda said...

I love my flowers also. Ours have been gone for a month now. Still I'm enjoying the warmer days.

Highs in the low 60's and lows around 32 or lower.

Linda

Kathy Dahn said...

We've had a few frosts and even some slushy snow in Michigan but my pots are still going gang busters. Thought about cleaning the pots but - nope the bees need them. Strange weather for early November. Thanks for the puzzle!

Judy said...

What beautiful flowers! I love colder weather, so when fall and winter roll around, I'm a happy camper :-)
Have a great week,
Judy

karen said...

beautiful flowers and I like the frost because the allergies are lessened. I miss the flowers but love not having a drippy nose from the fall weeds!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Those Gaillardia drove me nuts for 69 minutes! :)

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