It hardly seems possible that we are at mid-November already. We’ve had a week of rain and clouds so I was very dubious that there would be much to call attention to for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. But lo and behold the first flowers on the fall camellia have popped into bloom and looked lovely this sunny morning. There are a lot of fat buds on the spring camellias as well so that it looks like the experimental Camellia garden may be a success. At least at this stage the plants are looking much healthier than they did last year.
I had mentioned last week the Pineapple Sage which is still looking very nice. Another plant which has hung on beyond all reasonable expectations is the Geranium Rozanne.
And how can one not salute the snapdragons which came from the American Horticultural Society Seed Exchange.
The roses have also managed a last gasp of flowering and it’s that much more precious when they come at this time of the year.
Looking through the rose garden I came upon a little Zephyr Lily which was a bit out of season but appreciated nonetheless. Every once in a while I see these little guys sticking up there blooms amid other foliage. Very Charming indeed.
And then finally it’s worth noting that the Euphorbia ‘Jesse’ which has been a disappointment in various locations now sits in a sunny spot on the hillside and it has grown rampantly (nearly 3 foot tall). I think it will be interesting in the Springtime but even now the foliage is a very pretty orange-red for the Fall.
Jessie is an interspecific hybrid developed by Sunshine Farm and Gardens and I’m hoping to see the brilliant yellow colors in the Spring.