The warm weather continues with some record-breaking highs. Still no rain. Both of these circumstances are cause for concern around here. And yet, some flowers in the yard are still hanging on.
This Bottle Brush Bush (Callistemon) was planted in the spring. When it blooms, it is covered with bright red blooms. But there are long periods in between these flowering times. I’m not sure if that is characteristic or due to weather conditions here.
Today the blooms are not as full and colorful as they were earlier in the year.
A Chinapin Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii) in our yard is covered with orange and yellow leaves. The color is seen on the branch in the left of the picture. In the distance the burnt orange tree is a sumac.The blooms on this False Foxglove (Agalinis) surprised me the other day. In the spring I transplanted it from a bar ditch on our county road. Late spring is the normal blooming time for this wildflower. I guess this warm weather and water from the sprinkler system has confused it. But I’m so glad it survived the move.
This is the third autumn for this Possum Haw, and the first time there have been berries. I was beginning to worry that it was a male plant and wouldn’t produce berries. They are smaller than I expected but a nice sight.
Update – a couple of readers tell me that this is a Chinaberry Tree.
The berries actually look like dry pods. It’s a smallish tree. When you look up, it has great composition with a clear blue sky behind it and bunches of pale yellow berries at the ends of the branches.
“The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.” Hans Hoffman