Fall Flowers

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

The first of the true fall flowers have started showing up in our garden. Down here where we get very little fall color from our trees, fall flowers are eagerly awaited, and now the sasanqua camellias have started blooming. This type of camellia is fairly new to us. I planted the first one only about three years ago. Now, I wish I would have put in more.

The newest one is Cotton Candy which I bought just last year. It is a lovely pink.

 

 

Another lovely sasanqua and the first I planted is Setsugekka. I noticed the first bloom on this one just yesterday as I was backing out of the driveway just before dawn and the headlights caught the first flower. This sasanqus has a rather large white flower with a small pink edging.

 

 

Now that we have had our first real cold weather of the season, I think more of our fall flowering plants will be showing off their colorful blooms, and I look forward to sharing them with you.

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6 Comments

  1. October 20, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Both the Camellias are lovely and what a pretty was to start off the fall flowering time.

  2. gagarden said,

    October 20, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    So pretty, especially Cotton Candy.

  3. gardening gal said,

    October 21, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Did you purchase cotton candy locally here in Covington-Mandeville?

    • Jan said,

      October 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm

      I purchased in at Cleggs Garden Center in Denham Springs. This nursery is worth the trip. It is huge and has tons of plants. I usually go about three to four times a year.

      • gardening gal said,

        October 21, 2011 at 6:41 pm

        Thanks for the info- sounds like a great road trip! By the way, I enjoy reading your blog!

      • Jan said,

        October 21, 2011 at 6:56 pm

        Thanks. If you go to Clegg’s., check out some of the other nurseries in the Baton Rouge area. They have some good ones.


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