"Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile." William Cullen Bryant
Autumn is very much smiling on my gardens, and I am appreciating each beautiful day. It's such a blessing to wander about early in the morning, and see sunlight's first kiss, fall upon the garden.
My shade gardens wrap around a semi circle of grass, which I can't plant on because it's our drain field. If it were not for that, the entire space would probably be covered with shade plants. But, you have to work with what you have. Sometimes, the imperfections keep us from getting in trouble...like over planting.
As the bed curves, it is back planted with young camellias that run the length of the fence.
Two large camellia trees, one on each side of the confederate jasmine, completes this half of the circle.
Jasmine vine archway, photographed earlier this year.
Further around the circle...
Across the drive, through the white 'gates', is the garden that completes the semi circle.
More shade gardens on this side of the driveway, which goes to the back of the property...
So, on to something else. My Sasanqua Camellias, bloom for months in fall. Japonica Camellias begin their bloom around January, in my garden.
This one looks perfect by the Cordyline. Among my small camellia shrubs, the dark pink camellias are always the first to bloom, pale pink and whites, follow later.
Out front, there were a few good rose blooms this morning, Autumn Sunset...
Purpleleaf Plum, a tree planted this year, looks a bit like fall. It's the best I could do for Central Florida.
Now, for a surprise find this morning. My Christia Obcordata, or"swallow tail" plant, which is looking a little weary...
...is blooming. A tiny bloom, but unexpected. Who knew? Probably everybody, except me (LOL).
Hoping your week is filled with only good things!