Friday, October 12, 2012

October is cooling  south central Texas a little bit. The blue plumbago in my neighbor's yard is in full bloom. After suffering from drought and holding back, it has taken advantage of the recent rains to put on quite a show. I can only imagine what it will do next spring!



 

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Plumbago? A new gardening vocabulary word for me :-)

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    1. It was new to me when I moved to this area nine years ago. It's a native shrub from South Africa and likes the warmer areas. I have a white one growing in the shade, it produces flowers but it is not in profusion like this one! A little bit of sun and it is covered in blooms.

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  2. We're in the throws of autumn here in Connecticut and as everything is fading and falling to the ground, this plumbago looks simply beautiful. Thank you for the touch of summer!

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    1. You're welcome, but what I wouldn't give for an autumn in Connecticut!

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  3. You would think those blossoms were preparing for a "floral modeling expo". They look magnificent.

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  4. Plumbagos thrive down here in Florida. I have them planted along the fence and I'm thinking about using them as a hedge in front of the house next year. I love flowering hedges and these plants will blooms even after trimming.

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    1. P.S. I love your new headshot, pretty lady.

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    2. A hedge of these would be beautiful! And Awww, shucks, thanks for the kind words about the headshot :)

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  5. Hi, Catherine,
    I do like plumbago. They bloom pretty much all the time here. We're blessed that way.

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    1. How wonderful! We have been going through a drought for the past couple of years so the shrubs have been holding back. With the recent really good rains, this one put on quite a show.

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