So I looked out the window. And I looked some more. Surely the rain would let up? And then this last weekend came. I was convinced everything would just float away - for realz. The torrents of rain culminated in a downpour of epic proportions.
And then today, right before I lost all touch of sanity, right when I thought I couldn't take one single more drop of rain, the sun came out. And In the glory of sunshine, and getting off work at a reasonable hour, I was able to get out and admire some of the changes in the yard. Like these epic blooms emerging from my fatsia japonica. They are out of this world - both in the cool sense and in the extra terrestrial sense.
The Autumn is a magical time of year for fatsia.
I think I said this last autumn, but why doesn't everyone plant fatsia!?
Remember the new flush of foliage on the schefflera taiwaniana? Well it is starting to take shape at a quick rate. I love how tender and tropical this young foliage looks. It all has played into my illusions and denials of the tropics. I guess thats a lesson in subtropical gardening ... make it believable.
Does anyone of experience with tender foliage of a schefflera during a freeze? I'll see how believable it looks over the next months.
But for now, the big bold tropical greens are all apart of the denial. They are all apart of the living out the year of summer. They are all apart of warming my heart and making the rain just a little bit more bearable. And if the november rains get you down, remember, this is the wettest month in the PNW! It only gets better from here on out...