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The Pinks of September
I love this time of the year. It is cool overnight and then heats right up during the day. The leaves of the trees are just starting to turn and there are birds flocking in their branches. Something is happening with the light: it is bright, but coming in at a lower angle that is the first hint of the southern winter sun to come. Mostly my garden is done blooming and this is when I decide which plants I want to save and bring inside for the winter.
One thing is for sure. The indoor plants this year will be pink bloomers. I did plant some other colors. I was rocking the orange and yellow in June, but those guys have quit for the year. There was a lot of lavender and purple for awhile, but now there is mostly pink.
I also have a pot of tea roses that will move indoors. Guess what color they are? Everything that is coming inside is pink. Not exactly the color that I had planned for my winter-time flowers, but these are the ones that will be making the big move. It is just too hard to let the garden go over the winter; I always cling to as much as I can for those months of snow shoveling and gloomy afternoons.
Wait what am I talking about? Winter is the months of spinning yarn, knitting like crazy and baking yummy breads and indoor blooms. Instead of knitting outside in my garden I will be working among my garden plants inside.
Gosh, I really like this time of year. Maybe I can get a deal on the grow lights. 🙂
I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.
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6 thoughts on “The Pinks of September”
Love all that pink! For the record, our lantana is going crazy!
Will your lantana survive the winter outside? I looked online and it seems that it can be pretty bushy. Mine is just potted plants. 🙂
I think so. The nursery where we got it said it would and google (the all knowing 😋) says it’s zone 7 hardy.
Sadly I am zone 5. They get to hang out in my craft room this winter .
Your Lantanas are so beautiful, I love the variation of colour on the petals. I have never seen these before. I’m glad someone else loves this time of year, for me it is the gradual change into the cosyness of winter. Most people think I’m crazy when I say that I love the winter! x
Winter is the time of year when yarn warriors and master bakers reign. I can’t wait to unpack my sweaters and I have many, many books and projects waiting for me.