As gardeners, we think of the spring as a time of renewal.
Plants awaken from their long winter's nap and begin the process of growing again.
But fall is also a time of renewal.
Here in Texas, our hot summer perennials are refreshed by ever-so-slightly cooler temperatures and a little bit of rain. Many of them begin a new bloom cycle until the first frost appears.
Fall bloomers, like fall Asters and Oxblood lilies also thrive.
And, our most precious Bluebonnets, the state flower and our February/March pride and joy, begin to grow delicate green foliage.
My Night-blooming Cereus is also experiencing a revival. This bud showed up 3 days ago and I've been checking it each night to see if I can capture it's beautiful flower. The last time it bloomed in the spring, I actually missed 3 blooms at once because I forgot to check it one night. (There is little more disappointing as a gardener than missing such an infrequent bloom, only to find a limp little goose-neck looking spent bloom drooping down.)
These variegated dwarf Satusuma oranges are growing rounder and rounder and turning a little more orange than yellow. I can't wait to taste them! (But it will still be a few months before our traditional citrus harvest here in Central Texas.)
And more Lycoris Radiata buds are forming in my flower beds. Some are hidden by other plants, and I have to push foliage aside to get a sneak peek at many of them.
I can only get a partial shot of this one, but isn't she pretty?
There are many more promises of things to come in the garden. What are you looking forward to in your garden?
Labels: blue bonnets, dwarf satsuma oranges, fall, lycoris, night blooming cereus, oranges, spring