Bloom Day's Shoulder Season
|Seedheads on Lily of the Valley|
The month of October is a shoulder-season for us. Summer annuals and edibles are still hanging on, but a frost could come at any time, so the leaves are changing. Many of us are putting in cool-season plants and spring-blooming bulbs.
In my own garden, I was surprised to see my Water Hyacinth put on a big show this week. After putting out one or two blooms at a time all summer long, this week I have 10 blooms at once and my hardy yellow water lily is also throwing out a rare flower.
The Nippon Daisy and Saffron Crocus are just opening. I had hoped also for Toad Lily blooms to show today, but they look to be still a week away from opening.
Finally, the Lily of the Valley are covered in their berry-like fall seedheads. Who says they are a one-season-interest plant?
What is blooming in YOUR garden today?