Today is Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.
This month’s offering comes at a time of transition in my garden. Surprisingly, an annual geranium (could it have a better name than ‘Fantasia Shocking Pink’) survived our frosty weather, has thrived in its front porch protected mini-ecosystem, and is throwing out new blooms in our current warm spell. A good hard frost will certainly send it composting, but for now we are delighted to have it.
Another holdover is the pink muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris). Most of the muhly grass around here has already turned tan for the winter, but this one blooms later for some unknown reason and for now is still retaining most of its color.
My Arranger and I have completed our fall transition of annuals as we have replanted our pots primarily with pansies and violas.
There are still Encore azaleas blooming sporadically around the garden, particularly along the edge of the woods. That will come to a halt with the next good freeze.
There are lots of tiny white blooms on the tea olives (Osmanthus fragrans), and my reliable reblooming bearded irises are sending up buds, racing to open before that frost.
The Carolina jessamin (Gelsemium sempervirens) on the back arbor is the most robust I have noted in some time. The warm spell has fooled it into blooming. We love its yellow blossoms in spring; I just hope it doesn’t use all its energy now
Please visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what she and others are sharing this Bloom Day.