Friday, October 5, 2018

Flower Friday (post Hurricane Florence)

Today, I'm joining Jakey for Flower Friday.

Flowers make me happy and we need some happy right now.

Now, here's a bright spot as a result of Flo.

Holy Blooming Lantana!
Trees and flowers rebloom after Florence
By Jesslyn Ferentz | October 3, 2018

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - If the warm temperatures aren’t making it feel like fall outside, the trees and flowers blooming is making it a little hard to believe its October as well.

Hurricane Florence caused extreme stress on the greenery around the area.
Strong winds ripped off bark, snapped limbs off the trees and damaged shrubs and flowers.

In response to the stress, the plant goes into a defense mode, which causes it to bud.

Mom's favorite flower (da Hydrangea)
even has a new bloom.
The blooms will last as long as they would in the spring.
So we will see blooming for a few more weeks for most of the species.

Some of the blooms that we’re seeing are on Dogwood trees, Cherry, Red Bud and even Azaleas!

Hummmm.... I wonder what dees confused plants will do next spring/summer;  butt, for now.... I'm just happy to see something beautiful blooming in my yard.


Pees....  Please keep dos paw prayers coming our way for all of those struggling to re-build dar lives after Hurricane Flo.


  1. Good morning Ranger. We hopped over to be surprised by all your lovely blooming flowers in the aftermath of Flo. We had no idea this was a defense mechanism for plants...makes us wonder why. Anyhoo, nice to meet you and hope everyone there is ok post-hurricane. Xena and Lexi

  2. Nice to see beauty are the flooding. Will Keep everyone our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Best wishes for those rebuilding their lives and also for those who didn't have a life in the first place (like squirrels).

  4. Wow, that is very interesting Ranger. Thanks for posting!

  5. Ranger we didn't know the flowers would bloom so late.
    They are pretty to have this time of year.
    POTP to those who were effected by the storms and flooding.
    ♥ Astro and Mitzie

  6. It's nice to see you have at least a few flowers left after that big storm.

  7. Hi Ranger what a lovely post of spring time in the Fall there in your neck of the woods.
    I hope you are all doing well
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. Such beautiful blooms, but we don't like the reason they are budding...Sending prayers and lots of POTP to all those rebuilding!!

    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  9. Hey Ranger! Looking good in the Lantana buddy. Thanks for the visit over at my place.

  10. CORKSCOT@WORDPRESS.COMOctober 5, 2018 at 9:10 PM

    Our flowers have continued to grow in spite of Irma, Irene, Micheal, Wilma,Frances, nd other hurricanes to numerous to remember. Have faith.

  11. We hope the flowers blooming give some sense of hope to all those still struggling from Florence.
    Hazel & Mabel

  12. We didn't even think about the flowers! Thank you for telling us! Yes, we hope those who lost so much are getting help!!

  13. It's still great to see flowers blooming in October. They are so beautiful. Our weather has finally went down and leaves are starting to fall from the trees. Thanks for the share. Have a great day.
    World of Animals


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