Monday, May 14, 2018

Late Bloomers

A bit of sunshine today, which was a nice change. Even the bees ventured out, as you can see in this photo of the finally-opening tree dahlia (Dahlia imperialis) flowers:

Another plant that doesn't start blooming until late in autumn is the bethel sage, Salvia involucrata 'Bethelii'. I thought it might not flower at all this year, but here is the first flower beginning to open:
It flowered all through winter in the city, finishing some time in September. But here it will stop once the frost arrives.

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