Our comparatively mild fall and early winter here in Seattle has produced what seems like an especially long blooming season for many of our flowering plants. I should keep better records so that it’s not just speculation, but to me it seems strange to have certain things still putting out flowers here in the second week of December.
Even though I’ve added a few evergreen perennials to the parking strip, it still ought to be a comparative moonscape by now. But lo and behold, look what I found out there yesterday:
The ‘Pink Panda’ strawberries are still putting out flowers.
Pineapple sage is a late-season bloomer, but I don’t recall it hanging in there quite so long. I’m sure the hummingbirds don’t mind!
The golden variety is still chugging along too.
This one really shocked me:
I didn’t think it was possible to have nasturtiums here in December! And they’re even putting out babies!?! (At the right of the photo below, next to my slowly-growing mesclun seedlings.)
There’s exactly one heroic cosmos and aster left each, a little worse for wear but still going.
And, from the upper level garden, just like Raquel over at Perennial Garden Lover, I have one very last rose. My plants were inherited and are not disease-resistant, so they may get dug up next year since I am never going to spray. But I do appreciate the last vestige of summer that this rose provided, and I have made sure to look at it every day in appreciation.
What about you, got anything blooming unseasonably late this year?