Sunday, November 15, 2009

Unusual Colors for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

The rains have finally stopped from that darn Nor'easter spawned by Hurrican Ida and I could get out a take some pics for today's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. What I found was lots still in bloom including the Mutabilis (Chinese butterfly) rose, PJM rhododendrons (pictured at left), alyssum, impatiens, lantana, etc. But also lots of interesting colors in plants I don't normally think of for autumn interest, like these:


Crape Myrtle

Lily of the Valley



Garden Junkie said...

It still always surprises me to see rhododendrons blooming in November. Some of the PJMs here are blooming too, as well as the 'Cunningham White' in my back yard. Lovely colors in your garden.

Helen Yoest @ Gardening With Confidence said...

Nice color Kathy! Happy GBBD. H.

Sarah said...

Couldn't agree more with your observation of unexpected fall color. The crepes in particular have caught my attention this week.

Katie said...

I'm loving the foliage!

Wendy said...

Are those berries on the lily of the valley? I just planted some this year but have not seen it's seasonal changes yet. Pretty colors on the hydrangea!

WashingtonGardener said...

All - thanks for stopping by. The Crape Myrtles are a wonder of colors this year. Who knew a wet, cool summer would do that?

Wendy - yes, berries/seedheads on Lily of the Valley! First time in 5 years I'd seen those and they are abundant too.