But yesterday, with the first snow that stuck (we had sleet and snow last Friday, but it didn't - here, anyway) and a hard freeze, I had to let go.
Now starts the season of hoping some indoor flowers bloom each 15th of the month, so I am not totally embarrassed in front of the world. Gulp.
For example, my Thanksgiving (more on that later) cactus are blooming. Even this little cutting in a tiny pot is blooming for me. (Did you know that grammar geeks say that cactus, cactuses and cacti are all correct to use as the word to describe two or more cactus plants? So please do not leave a comment about "cactus" as a plural.)
But before I show you more flowers, I want to show you that, as of about 7am this morning, I still had a couple of flowers left outside, in a hanging basket.
So, what else do I have? Well, first, a confession. Last Saturday I went to an open house at a local nursery/florist, Tioga Gardens, and replenished my supply of flowering plants.
I bought this African Violet while the African Violets I already own, roots trimmed and put back in pots with fresh soil, show their displeasure.
And maybe that explains why my plants bloom in November...
Finally, back to my flowers from this summer, here is a geranium I brought inside (one of several). I have no idea why the picture looks like this - this is a reddish geranium. But I loved my iPhone 4S's interpretation of this flower so much, I decided to post it anyway.
And now, I must start a hunt for a true Christmas cactus - maybe I'll have one to show you next GBBD.
Did you like what you saw? Please comment, and then please visit May Dreams Gardens, which hosts this meme every 15th of the month, and click on other links to see what is blooming all over the world.