Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's been an odd year in Washington and this fall is....well, it's unique

I'm regularly amused, often confounded, and occasionally amazed by my garden but not so often intrigued. This fall though, there's an unprecedented overlap of fall flowering shrubs, persistent annuals, lingering summer perennials,fall perennials, winter bulbs, and stubbornly entrenched tropicals, that's combined with the odd mix of foliage constituting the final explosion of fall color,to turn this space into something I've never seen before.

It's mid-November without frost and fall camellias are flowering heavily. Toad lilys, Anemones, Chrysanthemums, Asters are all still looking good. With no night temps below 34F, many annuals still going great guns. And the leaves....possibly have been better, a little, but rarely have they lasted so well. I like it.

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