These are the everblooming Encore Autumn Fire azalea. What I love about them is they bloom at least three times a year. I have the traditional lavender ones also, but they only bloom once in early spring. I rescued them from a garden center before they were thrown out. They’re so pretty, but I wish they bloomed more often. That’s why I love daylilies. They bloom over and over again, unlike the Asiatic lilies. The Asiatic are so beautiful, but I wish they bloomed for longer.
I pulled up a ton of grass and weeds in one of the flowerbeds, but I swear that the grass and weeds think that means I’m cleaning it out so they can sprout tons more weeds and grass. I’m sure when I go to bed at night, they’ll have returned in the morning in earnest.
I only managed a 1,000 words on Wolf Pack last night. It’s at 15K. I was working on edits on Wolf on the Wild Side. Need to final proof it before I turn it in.
We’re off to the museum this morning and a birthday party, so have a fun day!
Most flowers I know what they are when they bloom. The buttercup (ranunculus, purple flower), the pink daylily I just planted and it’s the first to bloom of all the daylilies I’ve planted. The azalea (lavender with water drops on it), the coreopsis (golden flower, had to do a search on it, because I’d forgotten what it was), and the other mystery plant, have no idea! So it’s like Christmas in spring!
Every year I plant more perennials, because I like to see them take hold and expand, rather than just add annuals that have to be replaced every year. I have planted some in the past–pentas, because the hummingbirds love them, but I’ve run out of room for them.
Every day, it’s like Christmas as I check to see who is blooming, and voila! There’s another new sunny face smiling up at me.
I need to find before and after pictures of how my plants are growing. I love seeing pictures like that!
Okay, I’m off to make the final changes on Her Jaguar Protector and then get ready for Easter early and a baby birthday party.