The was a first light frost down to about 29f last week but many Fall bloomers are still in bloom….
The basjoo banana have a little bit of frost damage on the upper leaves
And eastern red maples are very colorful
And more maples
And I traveled to the coast of North Carolina over Thanksgiving and enjoyed the warm weather … and the various palms ..
A California fan palm (Washingtonia)
The Atlantic Ocean
Instead of a traditional thanksgiving dinner we had an oyster roast!
Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Jelena’ (Witch Hazel)
Fortune’s Sweet Olive (Osmanthus x fortunei)
Basjoo banana (Musa basjoo)
Eastern Red Maple (Acer rubrum)
Salvia puberula ‘El Butano”.
And Camellia sasanqua – unknown cultivar
Of course- Buttefly Ginger : Hedychium coronarium
It’s not over! The Prunus mume will be next!
We have our usual drought conditions here in the piedmont of North Carolina in August and September but sometimes a hurricane or tropical storm will bring rain.
Some plants like viburnum will drop all their leaves.
Autumn clematis bloom and Shiso/perilla, too!
And other fall bloomers and growers and plants respond to the cooler temps!
Flowering gingers – Daniel Weeks
Pickerel rush in the pond
Another flowering ginger- hedychium coccineum
Lycoris or hurricane lily
Time for the garden to slow down…..