October is like the end of the main course in my garden. It gives us one last bite of beauty to luxuriate in and to appreciate. The roses always put on a splendid flush in October. Relieved that summer's heat is over, their blooms are bigger, with saturated color.
It seems my garden saves the best for last:
|Madame Joseph Schwartz|
And right on cue, the camellias begin to serve their contribution:
Camellias are like dessert. They usually come after the big flush of the roses, and bring a small taste of charm and delicacy to relish all winter. Not a big meal, but just enough to sweeten the garden. Obviously, the spider above likes dessert!