The other great delight this fall is having Galanthus nivalis v. monostrictus finally settle in. Nancy Goodwin gave me a hefty clump two Novembers ago which I describe in a blog about Montrose (you can even see the bag with the snowdrops in it!). Having a snowdrop that blooms this time of year is of course a great boon. But having it come from Montrose is added value multiplied and more!
Only three of the bulbs bloomed this year--I'm hoping the half dozen or more others that came with them will chime in next year.
A wonderful new Edelweiss from China I obtained from Edelweiss Nursery--one of America's greatest!
Common snapdragons always have late flowers...
As do the common pansies
And the more winsome Johnny Jump-ups...
|There's even a late flower on Delosperma cooperi (this is the alpine form from Oxbow)|
|One of my worst weeds, but hard to begrudge this time of year...|
|Daphne x susannae 'Anton Fahndrich'|
I was delighted to see this late season flower on Diascia integerrima 'Coral Canyon'
And the piece-de-resistance was finding the first Christmas rose in bloom at the Waring House the other day: we're reasonably sure this is the cultivar 'Jacob'...a nice segue to December and the hubbub of the Christmas season!