Welcome to Parallel 49 Palms and Exotics. Here you will find my tales of growing subtropicals in the Fraser Valley. Additionally, Parallel 49 Palms and Exotics is apart of Parallel 49 Green Design offering custom container design, terrariums, succulent arrangements, and small space garden solutions.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Well November is not really what I would consider the most exciting of bloom days in my yard. It's actually more a story of November left over bloom day. It's really not intentional, and for the first time in a long time I find myself wishing to have more luscious autumn blooms to grace the yard with. Lessons in gardening I suppose. But there are still some happy blooms to be found throughout the yard.
This year echeverias have been nothing shy of epic. I have really come to believe they are one of the best 'annuals.' Now I just have to wait and see how well I do carrying them over inside.
Another winner has been crassula 'campfire.' It is just about to bloom again in mid November!!
Roses are still going albeit have turned a different colour late into the season. In early spring they tend to look more pink, orange/red in the summer, and almost peachy in the autumn.
And the 'ole faithful' (fatsia japonica) is full of blooms this time of the year.
Geraniums don't seem to have minded our brief frost on the weekend.
And while most plants are hanging on in their summer glory, this lily seems to have a more 'appropriate' autumn state. That is, in transition. As the yard transitions from summer, autumn, and eventually to the word that starts with "w" and ends in "er" that I refrain from speaking of, I get both the joy of looking back on a season of growth and looking forward to the next spring. How much will that grow next year? What will edited from the landscape. Will I finally get around to moving that? What blooms will tell the story of my current garden affections? Time will tell. But for now, I will enjoy the sunshine on this beautiful November bloom day.