A New Season

“A New Season”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 



Here in the Gulf South, we don’t get the change of leaf colors that our northern neighbors do in the fall.  It is just too warm in Louisiana for many of the trees that have the vivid colors in the autumn to do well here.  So, we have to mark the change from summer to fall with some of our annuals like the above coleus.  It seems to have the right fall colors to put us in the mood for harvest time.



This dried Clematis crispa seed pod looks like it belongs in a Halloween scene.  Definitely a sign that summer is over. 


Even though there are still going to be warm days here in South Louisiana, it is evident that a change has occurred and a new season is underway.



  1. Racquel said,

    September 24, 2008 at 5:12 am

    Instead of fall leaves you can mark the spent blooms like the Clematis.

  2. tina said,

    September 24, 2008 at 6:09 am

    That is a VERY cool seed pod. Did you post a picture of the clematis? I’d love to see it.

  3. Brenda Kula said,

    September 24, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Can you plant those dried Clematis seeds? I’ve never seen any sold, just the plants in the stores.

  4. Jan said,

    September 24, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Racquel, I guess since we have so little fall color in the autumn, the spent flowers will have to do.

    Tina, yes, I did post a picture on August 15th. Try this link.

    Brenda, this is the first time I have gotten the seeds from this Clematis, and I am definitely going to try plant them to see if I can get more of this particular clematis.

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