Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Late Fall Surprises

I must admit that most of my garden observations this time of year are quick glimpses I catch while getting the mail or carrying things in from the car. It is so cold that it is too tempting to stay in bed in the morning and it gets dark so early in the evening that my prime garden times are limited. I did however catch sight of these pretty pink hibiscus blooming along the side fence during what seems like an unlikely time of year for theses tropical beauties to make an appearance. Maybe the cold has forced them into a last ditch effort to reproduce before the frost does them in! Although they look more like summer and a bit out of place at this time of year, they are always welcome!

3 comments:

Bangchik said...

a sweet flower, rather late but surprisingly beautiful.... ~bangchik

Pam/Digging said...

Lovely, if surprisingly late. I too have a late-season pink flower to show off tomorrow.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Sheila that is a gorgeous gift to have smile at you so late in the season .. I think you maybe right about it giving its last "go!" and forcing itself to try to bloom .. beautiful !
Joy : )