1st Frost But Most Survived : From the Garden

For any of you that use Facebook, you’ll be familiar with the Memories that they show you from time to time.

A day or so ago one popped up, showing a shot that I’d taken 2 or 3 years ago of my neighbors’  maple tree in its’ full fall glory.

This year, it’s just beginning to turn.  Having seen that memory I thought that I should get a few photos to record what’s still blooming at this time.

1st Frost : We DID have a frost warning for yesterday and my car was covered in frost….I woke up to 35 degrees ( and still did not turn on the furnace :)  but it did not affect the flowers yet to my surprise.

While many are dying off, new zinnias are yet appearing and buds want to bloom down the line if Mother Nature will let them :)



It’s the same with the Black-Eyed Susans whose buds remind me of sunflowers unfolding.


More survivors :



The hyacinth vine clearly shows ‘between the seasons’ :)  I have to harvest some seeds soon…I ‘ve promised some to a few blogger friends.


Thoughts and prayers for those affected by Hurricane Matthew which recently wreaked havoc up our coast and those in North Carolina are still in great distress. And poor Haiti…there is a dire situation there :(

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24 Responses to 1st Frost But Most Survived : From the Garden

  1. Karen says:

    yes North Carolina is suffering – your garden looks wonderful – how long will it last now that you had that first frost? Sometimes some of my plants last longer than others after a frost.

  2. Kyle Redente says:

    Lots of beautiful survivors. And, of course, prayful thoughts for the Matthew survivors

  3. Deb A says:

    So nice to still see things blooming. I was excited it was cool enough for the kids to go out and ride bikes and scooters last night.

  4. barb says:

    I love the way our flowers look in the fall with the colorful backgrounds.
    I’m still waiting for my first frost here in CT.

  5. Gorgeous photos! I’ll be cleaning up my scraggling plants on the veranda and the flower bed today, and trying to make it look more fall inspired.

  6. Summer says:

    Stunning photos! The flowers are pretty ♥

  7. Lorrie says:

    Wonderful survivors! We’ve seen a wee bit of frost on the roofs, but none on the ground yet. And we’re in for a wet weekend, so no frost. Your zinnias are beautiful!

  8. Exact same situation here Deborah, although my black eyed Susan’s are all but gone. We had a frost and we brought the mums in just in case. Didn’t want to take a chance.

  9. Bernie says:

    My flower beds look distressed at this point. Not much is blooming except for a few chrysanthemums. However my maples are just gorgeous.
    Love seeing your blooms Deb – Very pretty!

  10. Joyce says:

    Love seeing what goes on in your garden during every season of the year. I just backed out of my driveway this morning and admired the group of orange and yellow mums that look so nice and fall-ish alongside my dark green shutters! Red and white impatiens are now frosted out!

  11. Barb says:

    You have so much still blooming! I’ve always loved Zinnias for their bright blooms. I can’t seem to grow them at altitude.

  12. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    Your surviving flowers look beautiful! I’ve never seen a hyacinth vine before–the pods look very interesting. We haven’t had a killing frost yet, but I’ve retired my potted plants–I was suffering from watering fatigue–lol!

  13. It’s pretty quiet here in the gardens. Some marigolds have survived but they don’t look that good but I’m letting them hang on a little more. I’ve been harvesting the seeds as well and handsome seeds they are. :-)

  14. Nana Diana says:

    WOW! I know I have probably asked you before but what the heck kind of camera do you use to get pictures like that? That first flower shot is just phenomenal! All your pictures are good.

    No killer frosts here yet-although hubby just about killed my plants while I was gone (water? plants? more than once a week? huh?) lol xo Diana

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Diana I just use a Nikon with a standard lens and then crop in Picasa ( not the online picasa but the program in my computer that I have had for ages :)

  15. Kim says:

    It’s still pretty warm here, so there are a few stragglers. I am not ready to see them go. :)

  16. Colleen says:

    We are going to have rain here in the San Francisco Bay Area of California USA our first rain of the raining season for us. We are so so so happy. I have very few flowering plants I do have Belladonna that are done blooming and a hanging basket with geraniums that are blooming. We saw humming birds at the geraniums so I bought feeders for them. I am so glad I did as the hummers are at the feeder all day. I hope they do well in the rain. I don’t know how long they live they may not know what to do or where to be when it rains.

  17. Margie says:

    My son and his wife live in Florida and sustained much damage to their brand new home there. They just moved in five months ago. No one was hurt though. That’s the really important thing.

  18. Val Reynolds says:

    Your flowers are beautiful!!! We had our first frost to…and no heater turned on either…just pulled out the cozy clothes!! YEAH!!

  19. 35 degrees and flowers how wonderful. Summer just doesn’t want to let go. My heart breaks for Haiti. They have not recovered from the earth quake and now this. Add to that our eastern states who were affected and now Bermuda and I feel so overwhelmed. Seeing the beautiful flowers and remembering that gorgeous tree of your neighbors reminds me that there is much more beauty than devestation in nature. That lifted my spirits. Blessings, Debbie

  20. Melanie says:

    Here in northern IL, it’s dipped down to the lower 30’s for a few mornings now. We were supposed to get our first frost last night, but I don’t know if we did. When I got up at 7:30, I didn’t see any frost on the ground. The only flowers that are still surviving here are zinnias. Everything else is long-gone. :-(

  21. I have the air conditioner on, so I think frost is pretty far away. My zinnias didn’t put any flowers at all out this year. I was so disappointed.

  22. Grandma Kc says:

    You still have a lot of pretty color in your yard. I though we were going to finally start to cool off. It is only 72 here today but by Tuesday we are back to 90 again. Crazy! Glad you’re safe!

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