This is unreal.
This has never happened at PITV before!
What is that gorgeous red bloom in the shade garden...today...here in the last part of June???
Lordy be, it's a camellia!!!!
What? Huh? Am I seeing things? This is June, right?
You ask why is this crazy? Well, I've had this Camellia japonica for five years, and it has never, ever bloomed past mid-March. Camellia japonica blooms from December to March in my garden, and I have truly never seen a summer bloom. And ya know what? There are several more buds on the tip of this branch. Pretty cool, huh?
What an awesome summer surprise!
Another happy surprise I just found was my old Clivia bursting into a second bloom flush! Woohoo! I thought they were done for the year.
Don't know how unusual it is for Clivia to bloom in summer...perhaps its normal...still exciting for me, though, because it was a surprise! I planted my first Clivia two and a half years ago, and it just bloomed for the first time this spring. So happy I'm gonna have more fun enjoying it this year! : )
Oh, here's a summer surprise of another sort! I walked into a ginormous spider web this morning! This is the little lady I found in the middle of it...an Arrowhead spider. Isn't she a beaut?!! Well, she is an amazing creature, but I still don't like walking into those giant webs. Ugh.
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May your summer garden bring you all sorts of surprises!
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