The Periwinkle (Vinca) in colors of purple, pink and white continue to thrive.
The Begonia in colors of Pink and White and Marigolds also continue to bloom. As do the Cosmos, Mexican Heather, Purple Queen, Salvia, Sage, Petunia, Blue Daze, Lantana, Verbena. I am sure you are tired of seeing the same old blooms each month from me but those are my drought loving long bloomers! I cannot go wrong with those selections in my dry garden. The Caladium continues to shine and I see an occasional stray Black eyed Susan pop up with a glow. The Black Elephant Ear also gave me several more strange looking yellow blooms.
So lets don't waste time looking at my repeats from all summer long. Lets move on to some new things spotted in my garden.
I spotted these yellow wild flowers on the county right of way while spreading pine straw nearby. What are they? I know the one is either Ragweed or Golden Rod. Which is it, can anyone help me here? If it is Golden Rod, I may have to move it off the county line and onto my property line. And what is the cute yellow daisy looking flower?
My poor little Pampas grass have given me only two little Blooms this fall. The Saint wants to cut this thing down so badly but I will not let him. I keep telling him that one day it will be healthy like the other ones we see full of blooms all over town.
Here is a tiny blue flower I spotted on the county right of way along side the other wild flowers. See how tiny the bloom is to the right? I circled it to show you how small it is then zoom in to give you a better view of the little pretty. Any guesses as to what this cutie could be?
And just what is this bloom? Oh, my, goodness, it is an Azalea that has gone crazy! Azalea's do not bloom in the fall unless it is an Encore variety which this one is not! Tina had a similar strange occurrence with her Azaleas a while back. Hum, wonder if the cold snap we had a few weeks ago confused this baby...
The containers were still so full and lush with blooms.