Sunday, September 21, 2014

Refulgent Lycoris Radiata

Beams of evening sunlight seem to set Lycoris on fire.

They multiply in rich well-drained soil.

Naked stems hold aloft spider-like blooms.

Following bloom, green strap-like foliage will persist through the winter, making a great border for perennials and shrubs. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Bloom Day -- Still Summer

There is no hint of fall in the air. Even Sassafras has no red leaves. Hot and humid here in the Coastal South.

We are seeing flower stems of late summer/fall blooming bulbs emerge. I don't know how they decide it is time.

Lycoris radiata and Rhodofiala bifida

Porterweeds show their true colors to attract butterflies.

Zinnias, Marigolds and Tithonia all attract butterflies. 
I would like you to believe I planned for mostly orange.

I did plan for Pentas to bloom in all colors. They will bloom until late fall.

Loropetalum makes a good addition to the southern garden.
They start bloom early spring before the Azalea show and again in fall.

Two Autumn blooming Sages: Salvia leucantha and Pineapple Sage.

Pink Crape Myrtle backs Roses coming back in bloom for fall.

Happy Bloom Day.

Bloom Day links are HERE. Join Carol and friends for a Fall Flower Festival.

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