Friday, October 2, 2020

Autumn is here

 

When the Golden Spider Lily, Lycoris aurea, flowers it signals the begin of Autumn in Myrtle Glen






And the clean-up time in the garden begins. Leaves, leaves, and more leaves. Most just turn brown but I do see golden colors here and there.





Fall is here, but the hibiscus shrubs didn't get the memo, they keep flowering, this one is 'Pride of Hankins', very dark pink, almost wine color




Hibiscus El capitolio 'Bloody Mary' and Hibiscus 'Hawaiian Salmon'



I find the lotus seed pods very attractive, they do keep for a long time before falling over. I remember when living in Germany I have seen the seed pods quite often being used in floral arrangements. Not sure if that is still a thing nowadays.





What a surprise, we are having a slight temperature dip these past days and I believe the beautiful sunsets are the result. Look at all the traffic, people are getting tired of staying at home.





Safest is to stay in one's own backyard, and to keep busy raking leaves ;-)




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10 comments:

  1. Wow ! Great post! Thanks for linking up with Garden Affair.

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    1. thanks for stopping by :-) and thanks for hosting Garden Affair.

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  2. Fall weather in Florida is great.

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  3. Love love the golden spider lily and I sure would try to use those lotus seed pods in an arrangement.

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    1. I wish the lilies would flower for a longer time than just a few days.

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  4. Lovely spider lily and hibiscus. I do believe Autumn is finally here. In South Georgia you never know for sure.
    Welcome to the Mosaic Monday
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. well, I have to take it back, Autumn just visited here for a few days, we are back in the 90s /rolleyes/

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  5. I've given up raking leaves! There are so many and the wind just keeps working against me! :) Your photos are lovely!

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    1. thanks for your visit and yes, I don't rake in the yard, just clean up the driveway ;-)

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