“GBBD Part II”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana


How could I forget?  On GBBD I forgot to post photos of the two best things in the garden.  I can’t believe I didn’t show a full shot of the cassia tree and the confederate rose.






These are by far the two best flowering plants in the garden right now


  1. tina said,

    November 18, 2008 at 8:28 am

    Love that cassia tree!

  2. Gail said,

    November 18, 2008 at 10:11 am

    It happens! But now we are getting to see their loveliness today! Beautiful rose…

  3. November 18, 2008 at 10:18 am

    Maybe my seedling CR can look like yours when it grows up, Jan! Does yours die back very far in winter or just lose its leaves? My plant is still in a pot and only a few months old – not sure what to expect.
    The cassia has a nice autumn glow!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  4. Phillip said,

    November 18, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Jan, that is beautiful!

  5. Brenda Kula said,

    November 18, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    What a vivid pink your rose is. I love the delicate frilly petals.

  6. Jan said,

    November 19, 2008 at 4:15 am

    Tina, the cassia tree is the star our garden at this time of year.

    Gail, yes, forgetfullness does happen, but it seems to be occuring more and more.

    Annie, my Confederate Rose, froze back to the roots when it was small, but once it was about three years old, it only lost its leaves. Mine has grown into a tree about 18 feet tall, but most people keep theirs more shrub-like. When I received mine from my mother, she told me that it would not grow tall because of freezing back in the winter, but maybe because of global warming we just haven’t had temps cold enough and that is why mine has grown so tall. I have rooted two more and will probably keep them small (5 feet).

    Phillip, thanks.

    Brenda, this is a very pretty colored flower. It is a perennial hibiscus that blooms in the fall, not a real rose.

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