This week's featured flowers are 'Nicole' roses! These floribunda roses have beautiful white petals with dark pink edges. The foliage is dark green and glossy. Rose season is coming to an end as the weather grows colder and wetter, and none of the roses in our yard will bloom again until next spring. But a few rose varieties continue to bloom through the end of October, so we took a walk through the rose garden at our favorite local park to snap a few photos of the final roses of the season & we'll feature them as the next few Flower Fridays. To learn more about about 'Nicole' roses, which are sometimes called 'KORicole', 'Raspberry Ice' or 'Tabris' roses and are often confused with 'Hannah Gordon' roses, check out the 'Nicole' page at Dave's Garden, the 'Nicole' page at HelpMeFind, the 'Nicole' page at Ozarks Gardens, or Martha Stewart's 'Nicole' page.
A few book & blogosphere notes:
1. Can't make it to any of Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's Beautiful Darkness tour stops? Visit the Caster Chronicles' Blog TV channel to check out videos of their Austin tour appearance. Kaleb Nation also shared the first in a series of video interviews with Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl this week, you can check that out here.
2. Pure Imagination is hosting an international Pre-Holiday Pre-Order Giveaway featuring pre-ordered copies of Stephanie Perkins' Anna and the French Kiss and Bree Despain's The Lost Saint. You can check that out here ( ends 10/29).
3. Reading Angel is hosting a fun Ghost-apalooza Giveaway featuring all sorts of goodies, including signed copies of Jeri Smith-Ready's Shade and Lee Nichols' Deception. You can check that out here (ends 10/23).