Today is Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.
I woke up this morning and found a thin sheet of ice on the birdbath. Welcome to fall in my North Carolina garden. The frost was not severe enough, thankfully, to damage any flowers that are still hanging about, so I am able to join Carol in displaying a few of the plants that are still showing bits of color.
Many of the flowers in this post have been included in recent offerings, but these have survived the unusually wet weather and are providing the evidence that the full effect of fall is still a few days away. (Run your mouse over the photos for identification) Camellia ‘Our Linda’ and the Pink Muhly grass are in full bloom.
Hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’ still has a few blossoms and buds. I doubt if the buds will have a chance to open before Mr. Frost gets them in earnest. A surprise are a few blooms on the Carolina jessamin which normally shows its yellow color in spring. My Arranger has had great luck with the purple geranium pot on the front porch.
I have reported on the reblooming iris recently and, while the number of blooms hasn’t been great this fall, just to have any of these beauties now is a plus. The white and yellow ones are about to bloom so I included them in this post. They are not likely to be around in mid December for the next GBBD.
The balance of color now includes Clematis ‘Comptesse de Bouchard’ (the second time this year), pansies that are now going into our winter annual pots, a number of different Encore azaleas, annual climbing vine Mandevilla, and a new (in this garden) daisy ‘Freak’ ( I don’t know where the name came from but I like its form).
Please visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens to what she and others have blooming in their gardens this day.