The middle of October was still in the throes of summer. Here we are on the last day of October. Last night was a hard freeze. So all those jobs that we postponed because it was too hot and had planned to do in autumn, probably won’t get done this year.
Today the sun is shining. Apparently, the freeze didn’t kill anything.
Not readily available in box stores. Look for them in a local, privately owned nursery.
The spots on this Cannova Yellow Canna Lily from Monrovia makes it a little different from the usual canna lily.Good old dependable Belinda’s Dream survived the summer well and produced another flurry of blooms when the weather cooled just a tad.
This unknown native showed up a couple of years ago in a flowerbed. They’re easy to pull up, so it’s not a problem when they pop up. I pull some and leave some because they fill in some bare spots once the Purple Coneflowers and Daisies give up the ghost in the relentless heat of summer.
This is a rose that I propagated, so I don’t know which one it is. I propagate several different kinds of roses at the same time. They are labeled at first. When they get transplanted, my labeling system breaks down. Need to work on that.
If the cold weather continues, all these beauties will die and reappear next spring.
The next blog will show a few more flowers that are hanging on.
“Don’t let the world convince you that trusting is for fools and forgiving is for the weak. These gifts are blessings given to you that prove that you have an amazing capacity to love and that you have goodness in your heart.” Brigitte Nicole