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Every Year…

September 12th, 2019

Every year I think my hardy hibiscus didn’t make it through the winter. Then, in late June I start to notice that it’s putting up some growth. In late August it starts to bloom and continues through frost. It’s a short sweet season, made sweeter because it blooms in that late season when many perennials are winding down for winter.

The tropical look can almost make you believe summer is still around, especially when the afternoon sun still retains some warmth. This beauty is the perfect plant to end the season!

Do you have a favorite end of season flower?

2 Comments to “Every Year…”
  1. Rachel on September 12, 2019 at 10:49 am

    our crepe myrtles bloom late. they’re always a nice cap to the end of the blooming season.

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  2. Joan on September 26, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Believe it or not, goldenrod is probably my favorite. I love the bright splash of yellow color, and the number of insects that take advantage of its nectar and pollen. It’s fun to just watch a plant for a while and observe all of the activity that takes place on it. They are such an important wildlife plant this time of the year…

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