Gerber Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)
Around mid July, some plants here in my Houston garden go into survival mode. They stop growing and stop blooming. All their energy goes into surviving the relentless heat. In late September, fall ushers in the autumn breeze. Scattered thundershowers and a gentler sun breathes new life into my garden. After enduring the long, brutal heat and humidity of summer, many of my favorite bloomers, are awaking from their survival mode. A walk in the garden this week, reveals these September Surprises.
Spicy Jatropha (Jatropha integerrima ‘Compacta’)
Rain Lilies (Zephyranthes carinata)
Red Spider Lily Flower Bud (Lycoris radiata)
Red Spider Lily (Lycoris radiata)
Society Garlic (Tulbaghia violacea)