After the threat of a freeze two weeks ago, we lugged in most of the potted plants and covered others with sheets. It was in the mid thirties for two days. Then back up to the middle 90’s since then. With some record highs, it’s a crazy Texas autumn.
Although some gardeners don’t consider it worthwhile to take Coleus in for the winter, I do. Sure, I could buy new ones in the spring, but then I wouldn’t have this one that came from a friend’s mother.
Most of the plants, like this White Plumbago (Plumbago Auriculata Escapade White), were looking spiffy. Re-flowering occurred after the summer heat had ended and some pleasant days of 70s were a boon to us all.
It’s a shame these flowers are all in the shed where I can’t enjoy their last hurrah. But the rule in our household is that once the plants are carried inside, that’s where they will stay until spring.
There’s always the roses to enjoy. This flower on Belinda’s Dream (Rosa hybrida Belinda’s Dream) reminds of the kid Arnold Horshack in “Welcome Back Kotter” with his hand waving in the air, demanding attention.
Belinda’s Dream definitely deserves attention. It was the first rose chosen as an Earthkind Rose and is still a hardy, disease resistant, consistent performer. Love it.
The bright fire engine red of Show Biz Rose (Rosa Tanweieke) keeps on blooming. it is a floribunda rose that was hybridized by Tantau and introduced in 1985. To me, it’s a reminder of our visit to the Biltmore where we bought it at their nursery.
The plants in my yard are friends that bring memories of certain people or places. Thanks for taking time to read my blog.
“Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take you breath away.” anonymous