late season color

13 Oct

Just when you think the garden is just about finished blooming for the year, a few plants decide to put on a late season show.  The knockout roses planted along the front walkway are coming to bloom again.  They’re still small.  They were only installed last year and I suspect that, like many plants, they won’t reach their mature size until the third year.  The clematis near the gate leading into the back yard is trying to rebloom.  Only one flower so far, but there are a few small buds and, if the cold weather holds off a bit longer, there could be more.  This is Virginia Creeper, essentially a weed that I battle continually.  Clearly, I missed this one, proving that even weeds can be pretty.

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2 Responses to “late season color”

  1. housegardenpond December 24, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    I love the late season suprise of a bloom. One of our knockout roses has one last beautiful bloom. We look forward to your future posts.

    • Donna's Garden December 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

      Thanks for visiting my garden. I’ve had a quick look and yours and intend to go back and read more when I have the time. In the meantime, I’ll be following your posts and looking forward to anything new.

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