Snow is becoming a regular occurrence around here now after an amazingly mild and warm October and early November – and I think I’m okay with it. For now. If you ask me in March of next year, I will most definitely have a different answer. 😉
These peacock gladiolus (aka Abyssinian gladiolus – Gladiolus murielae, syn. G. callianthus, G. acidantheria) that one of the ladies planted in our new “bulb bed” at the community garden got heaps of admiring comments when they splashed out in late summer and into autumn. They’re pretty common elsewhere, but I don’t see them too often here – I guess no one enjoys lifting those bulbs in the fall! I think new bulbs are very reasonably priced, however, and everyone at the garden agreed that this is a plant we will definitely try again in the future. It’s easy to see why!
What new plants have you tried in your garden this past growing season? Are they keepers? Did you see a plant on a garden tour or in a friend’s garden that totally wowed you and made you want to try it yourself?