Bloom Thyme: November Surprises

The weather has been soooo cold and this morning when I took a garden walk I feared all the buds I have been watching would be lost. What a surprise I received …. blooms everywhere. I scrambled to get my rescue bucket and get them cut before the temps dip down tonight.

I hear the temps will be on the rise next week. Wouldn’t it be nice if all those buds out there bloomed. I would love to be like my deep south friends with my own roses on the Thanksgiving table …. probably a pipe dream!

But these pretties made it to the rescue bucket…

In other news I have lost my Barnels. And, I love my Barnels. Hope they don’t end up lost for 15 years like these guys were…


I found these last fall and it had been at least 15 years since I’d seen them. But, hey they are Craftsman, so there is a lifetime guarantee but I couldn’t part with them.  🙂

Lucky for me my good friend Wendy Tilley has her new website up and running and she has plenty of Barnels …. check out

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Now it’s time to start thinking about the holidays. Tons of fun stuff coming!



What do you think??? Is it going to be a mild winter OR is the Polar Vortex gonna visit again.

5 thoughts on “Bloom Thyme: November Surprises

  1. all your pretties you saved are very pretty and you have alot of them, wow, your a better garderner then me my roses seldom ever look as good as those. but I keep trying. lol

    1. Your roses are absolutely gorgeous. In our climate ( Barbados ) our roses don’t do nearly as well as yours do , but with the not-so-hot days coming I look forward to some lovely blooms too.

  2. wow wow I can not imagine seeing your roses in person the photos are so nice
    did pick my Europea before the frost had have a nice bowl of them on the table.

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