Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fall Flowers!

After a very hot, dry summer our garden is finally starting to come back to life. On Thursday (incidentally Brian's birthday) we got over 2 inches of rain and a wonderfully cool air mass moved into the area. The garden immediately seemed to spring back to life.

These cacti are of course not in the garden, but by the front door:

It must be fall if the asters are starting to bloom:

This crinum has been in for three years. This is the first year it has bloomed. I love the bright fuchsia stamens:

The Rhodolphia, or "Schoolhouse Lily" comes up every year. In the fall, it only sends up the blooming stalks:

I love autumn! The mums are all budding, the roses are starting to bud again, and the light is almost golden. My favorite time of year!

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