Saturday, September 17, 2016

It's A Garden Party! - What Season Is It Now?

This feature, originally known as Saturday Farmer's Market, was created by Heather at Capricious Reader, and was then hosted by Chris at Stuff as Dreams are Made on.

If anyone would like to share their own gardening adventures with me 
- large or small, inside or out -
 I would love to see them.
Just leave a link to your post in the comments.
The Cape Honeysuckle is filling in is newly vacated bed nicely. I plan to let it do it's own thing with only minimal interference from me. Right on cue the beautiful deep salmon blooms are covering the the bush and signaling September and Autumn.

However . . .

The Bougainvillea is not ready to give up on Summer yet. It actually got a late start this year, but seems intent on making up for lost time by hanging on through the Fall.

And as if that is not enough . . .

Yes. This picture was taken in the morning so the flowers are not open yet, but those are California Poppies you are seeing next to the fallen leaves. It's a new, young plant and they are all over the yard. I don't know how to break it to the poor little guys that it isn't Spring.

So, at this time I have three seasons of flowers blooming.

The Crepe Myrtle has also never actually finished blooming this year. Usually it blooms all at once, then drops all the petals. This year it has bloomed a little all summer and dropped some petals all summer. But this time of year when it should start dropping leaves it is still half full of flowers.

I guess it's safe to say that my garden is confused this year. I just hope that doesn't set it up for too much damage this Winter and next Summer.

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