Except for a few quick vases I haven’t posted much the past several months. Suddenly it is November. Autumn has been dry and mild. Camellias are on center stage with Camellia sasanqua ‘Hana-Jiman’ providing the finest display of its 20 years or so.
The camellia faces the street and sits between the corner of our house and the neighbor’s driveway. Further down the row is red C. ‘Yuletide’ just starting to flower, and a row of gardenias. Usually by now cold would have damaged the open flowers, although the buds would continue to open. This year with no frost yet most of the flowers that have opened are still looking pristine.
Two very different passalong chrysanthemums are blooming well also this year.
I’m always delighted to see flowers but irises in fall feel rather out of place. This yellow one has flowered for over a week. A purple one opened even earlier and there are a few more stalks with buds.
Perhaps I will get around to writing a review of butterflies in the garden this summer. There were not many compared to last year but a highlight for the past month were daily sightings of Cloudless Sulphurs.
Sunday we’ll be returning to Eastern Time here in North Carolina. Have a happy weekend!