|If you look closely, you'll notice there's three blooms!
The first camellia blooms of the season! This one is 'Hana Jiman'. I just love camellias! Just when you get ready psychologically for the garden to go dormant, they start blooming. As if to say "Here we are! Don't forget us! We want to make you happy!" Those sweetie pies! They do make me happy.
My Ice Plant has its very first bloom on it, too. I planted it this past spring. Who knew it would flower now? I didn't! Just when I least expected it! I'm not certain this is the right timing for this plant to bloom, but I'm thankful for the smile it brought to my face anyway.
My Cotoneaster has berries! Wahoo! It had lots of little flowers on it this spring, and now it has sweet little red berries. I love this plant. I love all plants with berries. They're like winter blooms, only harder, and smaller, and - well, ok, I guess they're not really like blooms, but they are colorful!
And the hollies have the most beautiful red berries on them, too. It's beginning to look like Christmas!
I thought the guara was through blooming this year. Instead, it decided to cheer up this part of the garden by putting out a new bloom. That was a fun surprise!
And what have we here? An iris bloom! I guess this one just couldn't wait for spring. It's like a child that blurts out what's in the present before you open it. Sweet thing, thanks for letting me know what's coming this spring.
Of course, the roses are still blooming. (You know I can't leave out the roses!) Gruss An Aachen is loaded with buds. See, I'm not the only one - even the plants aren't ready for winter! (Except the hollies!)