Early signs of Autumn abound, but those have been well described and beautifully displayed in posts on multiple other (excellent) local garden blogs.
Schoolhouse and pink rain lilies popping up cheerfully in response to long awaited September rains? Yup. Those have already been blogged about. Several times.
The usual suspects have definitely already gotten their fair share of the attention.
I wanted to post, but didn't see where I'd gain traction posting more (and not necessarily better) photographs of the plants already listed alongside various lame versions of "what she said". My frustration mounted. Had I missed Autumn's boat? Was this territory too familiar, too well trod? Had those other (better organized) bloggers covered alpha all the way to omega? Couldn't I find one single as-yet unsung wonder left out there waiting its turn in the spotlight?
I groused, I deleted, I muttered. I was about to give up when, scrolling through my most recent photos, I saw both the plants and the light. There were a few also-rans out there not yet covered. Team captains had chosen their favorites first, but there were definitely other players remaining. So here they are, in no particular order, "latter but not least" additions, my own nominees to the lineup of late summer/early autumn stars designate for Central Texas in September.
To kick things off, a native, Texas Kidneywood (Eysenhardtia texana), which is currently flaunting a scent so pronounced it demands attention.
|Scolia dubia- female blue winged digger wasp.|
This year has certainly been one for the record books. What about your garden spaces? Seeing any surprises in your late summer garden after all our weird weather this year? I'm sure there are wonderful plants I've overlooked or simply don't enjoy success with here. Lycoris radiata have been reported in bloom a few miles from me, but mine have yet to show. Are you noticing other emerging changes? Feel free to list them in the comments section.
Let's keep building the list!