The Curious Garden of Mother Goose

Dear gentle reader, we suddenly find ourselves in November. Welcome to the garden of Mother Goose.

Whilst most people are raking their old worn out leaves to the street for magical overnight removal by the village dump trucks and loaders, Mother Goose is enjoying her lovely garden. Thanks as always to Joe, the fourth son of Mother Goose, for scattering marigold seeds here, there and everywhere earlier in the summer!

Our garden is still the most beautiful garden for blocks around. Stubbornly blooming marigolds in various shades of gold, orange, lemon yellow and even chestnut and deep cranberry red… They seem to be causing traffic jams on our street as the buses pull up to our curb, and tourists pour out of the buses with their cameras clicking away to capture the magic of our marigolds. I wonder if I should be charging admission…

And here’s the most curious and wonderful flower of all! An iris decided to give it just one more shot before the snow flies. Our irises typically bloom in June, but lo! and behold! This brave iris opened up this morning, and there are more buds on the stem. What next? Lilacs blooming on the rose bushes?

It makes Mother Goose so happy to stroll around admiring the flowers. I haven’t the heart to tell them that this is November….

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bunn
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 16:36:22

    Such a wonderful garden!! With such surprises! It’s just amazing! I can see why the tourists are stopping!

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  2. Three Well Beings
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 18:54:40

    Well I can see why the buses would stop! Fabulous gardening foresight to scatter the marigold seed in such abundance! The tenacity of the little iris is rather an inspiring bloom, too! You’ve made me smile…and also think about working a little harder to think beyond the vegetable garden! I’m so glad I stopped by for a visit! Debra

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  3. Dianna
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 20:29:33

    Oh, what a surprise with that iris!! It reminds me of one that my aunt gave me a few years ago. She & my mom used to trade irises, and this one had belonged to my mom. It’s SO special to me.
    Love the marigolds. They’re stubborn bloomers, aren’t they?

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  4. eof737
    Nov 11, 2011 @ 22:06:57

    Oh. I miss the summer blooms… enjoy them and send some warmer temps this way. 😉

    Reply

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