“My Autumn Favorite”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
The last two months have been very hectic for me. Work has been tough, and it seems as if I am drowning in paperwork. I go to work with a list of things to do and leave with only a few done and even more added. Because of all the stress and lack of time recently, I am even more grateful than usual for my garden. While I haven’t been able to get out and work in it, the garden has been a great place to relax.
One of the flowers I find myself contemplating when I do get out in the garden is the Hibiscus mutabilis or Confederate Rose. I have posted about this beautiful flower before, but they are now at the tail end of the peak bloom time, and before they play out, I want to you to see them one more time.
While I enjoy all of my garden, lately these flowers never fail to put me in a calm, happy mood. I have always been fond of these particular flowers because they bloom in the fall just when many other summer plants have stopped blooming and just before the winter annuals really start flowering. Because these large, fluffy, pink beauties have helped me destress every afternoon, they are now my autumn favorite.