Sunday, October 14, 2007

Green Thumb Sunday

Autumn is coming very slowly, we still have high temperatures in the day (24°C), although they drop in the evening and in the early morning. And not a single drop of rain...
The garden is still doing well: I don't remember the name of this rose. Like William Morris, it needed time to setlle in, but I think it is feeling well now. It has always made its best efforts to flower.
The canna bud I showed you last week turned into a beautiful flower.
The yucca buds are growing at high speed!
And this was the visitor I found yesterday morning. Clearly a mantis, but much smaller than those I met up to now. I suppose it is a male ?
Have a nice gardening Sunday all.

14 comments:

Genie said...

That mantis is awesome! How cool -- and your other flower photos are so lovely. Happy GTS!

genny said...

Thats pretty flowers and nice garden. Keep it up. mine is up here in http://mommygen.blogspot.com and http://happymomiam.blogspot.com thanks

JoWynn Johns said...

The flower pictures are awesome! Such beautiful blooms and such good photos.

I enjoyed seeing your handsome family and the tour of Marseilles. Thank you. Congratulations to Emilie on her second degree.

snappy said...

cool photos of the mantis and the Rose.I have two Cannas growing in pots.They are waiting to be planted into soil hopefully soon.
thanks for your comment.It was a close game, and if they replayed it the result could have been different.The teams will meet next year in the six nations again..
Have a nice Sunday :)

Laurie & Chris said...

Great pictures! The mantis is really neat to see.

Barbara said...

Its like here in Germany. Autumn is coming but it is warm during the day.Sun is shining and there is no rain.

gwapasila said...

gorgeous shots.Mine is up at My Two Cents Worth hope you can visit me too.

No Rain said...

That is the fattest mantis I've ever seen! Ours are skinny little guys that look more like sticks.
Beautiful blooms!
Happy GTS,
Aiyana

Moe said...

Awesome photos and great mantis!

zquilts said...

Now I feel rally guilty ! I have some much pruning to do! It's frosty at night here now though - and frozen can't be far behind! I love seeing the flowers and the sun in your garden !

nikkipolani said...

How lovely to still have blooms in your garden. And your mantis is a great addition to your garden! I've seen very few in mine this year.

Wicked Gardener said...

I still like the yucca! The mantis is cool too!

Wurzerl said...

I like the colour of the canna very much. The photo of the mantis is great! Wurzerl

farmingfriends said...

Your rose is very pretty and what a praying mantis. Sara from farmingfriends