Monday, September 12, 2016

Visions in White

Even though warm fall colors are coming, many of the flowers at their peak in the garden right now are actually white. Most are annuals, but there are some perennials as well.

Moonflowers (Ipomoea alba) - yesterday a thunderstorm toppled their trellis but luckily there was not much damage

The white rain lilies or autumn zephyr lilies (Zephyranthes candida) has been blooming right on schedule

 The "Old-Fashioned Vining" petunias are reviving with cooler temperatures and less insect predation

Bladder hibiscus or flower of an hour (Hibiscus trionum) - as the second name suggests, the flowers are very ephemeral, opening only for a few hours in the morning

 This self-sown woodland tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris) just keeps going and going

 A large hosta in the frontyard; it looks as though it might have some Hosta plantaginea - my favorite hosta by far! - in its ancestry, but the flowers are smaller and not fragrant

Now if only these early summer-like temperatures could last, but with a bit of rain...


  1. Love the purity of white blooms, a refreshing contrast to rich colours predominant at the moment.

  2. What a mix of colors, and they all work. The rice has me fascinated (I commented on that post, too.) An unusual GBBD post - really enjoyed.


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