My favorite season is here and I'm trying to get all my new plants in the ground and in larger containers before the first freeze arrives.
I visited my favorite nursery in Tulsa and found a beautiful camelia that is supposed to be hardy to zone 7. It's a Southern Living plant and the variety is 'October Rose' . I have always loved camelias since growing up in the south. Their flowers are a welcome sight in fall and winter when few things are blooming.
Flowering kale and cabbages are so pretty all winter long. I pair them with purple pansies in pots and around my patio.
This year I planted brussel sprouts for the first time and they are starting to size up. I hope I can harvest enough to cook up a few servings.
It's chilly here today but will warm back up for a few days so I should be able to get everything planted into the ground and mulched.
I'm going to miss all the annual flowers I planted right off the patio. They have done so well and I love the combination of colors and textures.
I love putting together containers that will carry through all winter long. I added a rosemary plant (I use lots of rosemary in cooking) carex, flowering cabbage and pansies.
Hope you are enjoying cooler temperatures and the beautiful colors of fall!