Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall color in the Central Texas garden


The fall color in my garden this week isn't from autumnal leaves on trees, it's from a nice 1.5 inch rain last week and a few days and nights of cooler temperatures.

These zinnias have a whole fresh set of flowers.
All the perennials shrubs and wildflowers are flush with blooms.  Not just fall colors - all colors.

The firecracker gomphrena I planted just a month ago is spreading and has made the transplant with flying colors.

I guess the change of seasons is making them happy and giving them some relief.

These wildflowers just popped up in my cutting garden.  They reseeded from somewhere into a mass clump of perky yellow blooms.
My carefree beauty rose is dotted with pretty pink blooms and the deep purple indigo spires make a lovely contrast.


I was surprised to find the Japanese quince in bloom - it must have happened over night when I wasn't paying attention.

The lackluster purple hyacinth bean vine, which has struggled all summer long - is finally showing off.

The change of seasons makes me happy, too.