Ah, September! Finally, there’s a hint of Fall in the air. Not much, mind you, but enough to breathe a sigh of relief from the relentless heat and humidity of the long summer.
The garden is transitioning too. The top photo shows my flaming firespikes, glowing red and attracting hummingbirds to the area.
On cue, the hurricane lilies, a.k.a. surprise lilies, are looking good. They pop up when the hurricane season becomes more active in the Atlantic basin. I’ve had the red ones for decades, but this year, I added the golden ones.
Encore azaleas are doing well. Autumn Angel and Autumn Amethyst are blooming, but Autumn Fire never shows up until much later in the season.
The “pinecones” on my shampoo gingers are turning bright red. There are a lot of them this year, tucked under their layered fronds of greenery. The white butterfly gingers are still blooming some as well.
Finally, the Knockout rose is showing its Fall flush of blooms. At its base, some lantana has complementary pink flowers.
Short and sweet this week. Now I’m ready to go watch a football game.
Yall have a good one!