Happy Bloom Day! This month, the real stars of my garden are the Sasanqua Camellias. They look like lovely ballerinas in my garden. But first, all of the plants that are STILL BLOOMING as of December 15th. We’ve had a long, LONG, warm fall here in Wilmington, NC. Now, here’s where I alienate all of my gardening friends. All of them. ‘Cept maybe those who live in California or Florida.
Flowers that Won’t Quit
Clockwise from top Left: Knockout rose, Marigold (planted from seed this spring), Coneflower, Cosmos (planted from seed this fall), Mexican sage, Butterfly weed, Pentas, Zinnia, Honeysuckle, and Tibouchina (center).
These beauties are sheer miracles, as far as I’m concerned. Yes, I have some hangers-on from the summer, but Camellias are in their gorgeous glory, November-April. When other plants look like they’ve stayed at the party too long, Camellias are in their glory.
My Current Favorite Plant Combo
I think I had a picture of this last month, but this is a better pic. Here we have Panicum ‘Dallas Blue’ with a regular ol’ Loropetalum. The copper color of the grass and the purple of the shrub is just AMAZING. Especially in the afternoon, when the sun shines on it. Now, if only the rest of my garden could look that good.
Raspberry Carpet Lives Up to its Name
And, lastly, my raspberry carpet ground covers are growing and looking good. They have a gorgeous fall color.
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