Saturday, November 15, 2014

after the freeze

Dahlias are done.

Fig is finished.

Vitex is vanquished.

But 'Old Blush still has a few blooms. 

As does Campanula rotundifolia.   

 'Gorizia' rosemary started blooming when the weather cooled and is still going.

 The "Home Depot" rosemary still has a few. 

 'Monch' is still cranking out a few flowers.


One last flower on the geranium (is it 'Rozanne'?). Then again, it was probably the only flower on it all year. 

Crocus speciosus is still going strong, but looks like this will soon be the end. 

'Iceberg' roses still with a few looking okay, but the most looking droopy and sad.

Some fall foliage. Too bad I missed photographing the peak of the sumacs. But Ceratostigma plumbaginoides is in its glowing stage. 

Heuchera 'Green Spice' always looking good. 

Oklahoma redbud has some color to it this year. Maybe my observations last year were not entirely correct.

But it is still not a particularly showy coloration.

The Texas redbuds are not as showy this year, at least not so far.

The biggest excitement was noticing that 'Jacob' hellebore is starting its show. Perfect. Just when the Crocus speciosus is finishing. I love it when a plan comes together. Now all I need is something that will bloom in February/March. Hmm, Iris unguicularis?

'Joseph Lemper' is also putting out a flower or two, next to the cyclamen foliage. Note to self: hellebores grow slowly. I got 'Jacob' in a 2 gallon, and 'Jacob' in a 4" pot. It's worth getting the larger plants.

I bought this as Helleborus x ericsmithii 'Champion' but it was from Lowes, and some were labelled 'Jacob' although they were clearly not Helleborus niger. I'll see what it looks like when it blooms, but the leaves are consistent with x ericsmithii.

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