We all know that fall begins on September 20-21 with the Vernal Equinox - right? But, clearly Mother Nature keeps her own calendar. No matter what the summer has been like - how hot and humid, or dry and windy, or wet and cool. It doesn't seem to matter. As soon as Labor Day is gone, the season begins to change.
The fall-blooming plants have started to kick into gear.
Sedum is starting to bloom,
|This Madrona will turn a rich coppery red when it is fully bloomed.|
a few chrysanthemums are showing color,
the dogwood is full of berries,
even the earliest camellia is covered with buds.
|Camellia sasanqua 'Sparkling Burgundy' - it blooms in October.|
There's no holding it back. Fall is on its way!