Monday, November 2, 2009

Signs of Fall in a Southern garden...

There are some traditional signs of Fall in the hot, southern garden. The Yaupon Hollies bring forth their beautiful red berries...
The mums begin to bloom...
The colors begin to turn on a few trees, like this Crape Myrtle...
And, my Moy Grande Hibisucus continues to bloom!
As does the Mexican Flame Vine.
And I picked a beautiful, juicy strawberry! October 28 -- seriously!

9 comments:

Pam/Digging said...

One of these days I'm going to try that Mexican flame vine. I really like it.

janie said...

I grow the Mexican flame vine. One of my very favorites!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Beautiful images! Love the colour of the berries and the hollyhock!

ConsciousGardener said...

Nice berries! The birds get mine so fast!

Gail said...

A beautiful ripe strawberry! That seems a fair trade for the awful summer you Austinites had to endure! gail

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That sweet strawberry. It will be along time before I see one of these around here. You still have some pretty blooms.

Lancashire rose said...

I am so jealous of the flower on your Mexican Flame Vine. Mine just grew but produced no flowers. It is in a south facing location so I don't know what its problem is!
Is that strawberry one of the French variety?

getgrounded said...

Oh, I've almost killed my un-kill-able pyracanthea, so I don't have berries this year. I used to get them by the thousands. Gorgeous pic!

Diana said...

Pam -- The flame vine is cool, but fickle.

Janie -- I love that hot orange color in the garden.

Kanak -- Berries are almost as much fun as flowers.

Conscious Gardener -- I don't see the birds going after mine too much, actually.

Gail -- Isn't that strawberry something? And it is my summer reward. It was good!

Lisa -- Everything is confused here --we finally got rain, then sunshine and cool nights. The garden thinks it's Spring!

Lancashire Rose -- As I told Pam, the Flame Vine is fickle. Year 1 - very productive, last year and this year, puny producer. I have no idea about the strawberry variety. They go strong all year long, which they aren't supposed to do here according to Patty Leander.

GetGrounded - Love Pyracantha, but my neighbor has it and it's almost invasive for her.