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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Our Autumn Garden Blooms & HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

 The 2022 Autumn has been very brief...
On October 9, our Hydrangea paniculata, Limelight still blooming like it would not end!
More in detail with perfect sunlight.
This was already blooming on September 8—the longest lasting blooms we've ever seen!
Check post below about 'Our Garden Blooms in Summer
On October 21, Pieter did bring in a giant red Hibiscus bloom.
Placed it in our Repoussé Silver Rose vase...
Showing here its proportion a little better...
On October 30 when we left for North Carolina and Tennessee it was very dark and drizzling so I could not capture our Sugar Maple.
Photo got taken on November 4, day after our return and as you see—most leaves are already down and not even turned completely golden yet.
Pieter's open hand gives you a good idea about the size of yet another red Hibiscus bloom on November 7.
Love this red Hibiscus with its very special center.
A detail of its fabulous center—too bad our hummingbirds are already gone to the Caribbean.
Not the best photo taken on November 13—that late into the season.
But what I wanted to show here is that these petunias, the Blanket® Double Chardonnay in our Fiberglass Window Boxes remained like miniature plants...
Very disappointing!
GrowJoy claims that one plant grows to mature size of 10–inches tall x 24–inches wide or 
25 cm x 60 cm.
Our plants sure did NOT do that, they remained very miniature as you can see by my hand as comparison.
In post below you can see them also
On November 19, our Hydrangea paniculata Limelight had turned pinkish from some near frost nights...
There were more buds but they did not turn out the way the first two did!
On our patio the summer blooming azalea still performs well as a pot plant!
Another great performer on the patio as a pot plant is the Rosemary—they bloom year round!
On Sunday, November 20 I captured our regal Camellia Japonica Debutante.
You can clearly see the now raised wooden walkway that Pieter finished in June while I was in Europe solo...
Holding one regal Camellia Japonica Debutante in my hand...
Mariette's Back to Basics wishes you and your loved ones a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING
And all those that reside outside of the USA, THANKS for your VISITS over the years!
Black Friday is always on with FREE SHIPPING at Spectrenoir on line ←click link.

Related link:
Our Garden Blooms in Summer | previous post by me
{Camellia Debutante & Chocolate} | previous post by me
{Let It Be A Happy New Year} | previous post by me
{Our Camellia Japonica Debutante} | previous post by me
Espresso with French Macarons | previous post by me

24 comments:

  1. What lovely flowers you have in your garden! And that they are still blooming in November!

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    1. Dearest Ada,
      Thank you and I'm sure glad for having captured them as they are not getting better after some cold nights.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. What a wonderful selection of beautiful flowers. Thank you Mariette.

    Wishing you and Pieter a very Happy Thanksgiving full of blessings.

    God bless always.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Thank you and it certainly makes for being Thankful for a lot!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Mariette, the blooms are stunning, especially that hibiscus! Wow!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Pieter. Of course we celebrated ours last month, but I do look forward to the Black Friday sales, especially on needed items like cat food! :-D

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Thank you and Pieter is absolutely in love with that huge hibiscus.
      Thank you and yes, you got yours already behind you but to those that need any sales, tomorrow is their day.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Mooi hoor!….fijn weekend groetjes 🍀🐾💗🍀

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    1. Beste Ria,
      Ja, een pracht verzameling van herfst bloesems.
      Een bijzondere dag hier in de USA.
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Thank you and they sure are a joy in November!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Thank you and such a joy for this time of the year.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. That camellia flower is beautiful. Years ago at another house, I had many camellias. Happy Thanksgiving to you and to Pieter.

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    1. Dearest Debby,
      It is the prettiest of all we have. The white ones so easily get bruised from rain, wind or cold and then turn brownish on the edges.
      Happy Thanksgiving to the both of you!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Even the tiniest bloom is a miracle. Your flowers are lovely. Blessings always.

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      Thank you and yes, they truly are and they lift us up more than anything else.
      We felt rich for having those in November!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Hi, Mariette and Pieter!
    Those flowers are all GORGEOUS! *.* And the Hibiscus and the Camelia Japonica Debutante are enormous and beautiful. One thing I noticed is that the Rosemary flowers, remind me of little purple orchids! :P
    That little vase, is the top of an old cane, isn't it? I remember it from your first posts!
    Have a blessed weekend!
    :)

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    1. Dearest Paula,
      Oh they sure are gorgeous.
      Rosemary flowers are one of the most loyal year–round blooms!
      Yes, that rose repoussé silver is the top of an antique cane. I immediately saw its use as a tiny vase and snatched it up for a bargain.
      Such little things make us happy!
      Hugs,
      Pieter and Mariette

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    2. Ha! I knew I have seen it before! ;)
      Those little things that make a house a home, are the best in life.
      Lots of hugs!
      :)

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  10. Such gorgeous flowers, Mariette!
    And you've captured them beautifully!

    Hugs and blessings, dearest friend.

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    1. Dearest Veronica,
      Both of us are happy with our autumn garden—no comparison to the tropical paradise we enjoyed during our three winters of living in Indonesia but we enjoy what we have.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. We don't celebrate this date here. I hope you both had a happy day.
    xoxo
    Coisas de Feltro

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      No, it is purely for the United States and we started off with having Mass to thank God.
      We're just the two of us—no big family gathering for us.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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