Rather than focusing on things we no longer have blooming, let’s focus on what’s still showing some color. Shall we?
The Rose of Sharon is doing fine with more buds prepared to burst open.
Knock-out roses are blooming just fine – like always from spring through fall.
The larger cockscomb were flattened by Harvey’s strong winds.
While following the stepping stones, i noticed a nice surprise. The yellow cockscomb finally arrived.
I moved a limelight hydrangea that was too crowded by daisies and added two new ones. The new plants are blocking the smaller old plant, but take my word for it. It looks pretty sickly. I hope it makes it! I can hardly wait to see these next summer. I have more cleaning and mulching to do here.
I had no more seed from last year, so if this hadn’t come up, there would have been no more yellow – next year or ever after. (Unless my neighbor shares some from hers again.)
As much as I love the red cockscomb, I do enjoy the yellow (which turns more golden with maturity). The orange tones are wonderful for fall! (And, the combo of orange and pink is scrumptious!)
More bachelor buttons blooms have appeared, in spite of the fact that it’s leaning and tattered after high winds.
Our weather was amazing last week! Cool mornings and evenings with highs around 80 degrees.
The soybean crop is starting to turn yellow. About another month to wait for dried plants and the harvest – my favorite time of year!
I made my way to this pecan tree to take care of a bag worm issue. Mission accomplished. This lone pecan tree was very small when we moved here nearly eleven years ago. I check it every year for a pecan crop. And, every year I’m disappointed.
I had a wonderful surprise waiting for me this time. Pecans!
We have native pecan trees in the tree line, but the pecans are too tiny to harvest. They taste amazing, but you don’t get enough meat from all your effort. It’s just not worth it.
This trio is out in the open, separate from the wooded area and a perfect location for collecting pecans. The smaller trees on the left were damaged by our tornado in 2011. Plus, we had a poor pecan crop the past two years.
This year, the crop looks to be wonderful again.
The question about the lone tree is what kind of pecan tree it is. I’ve never known if it’s another volunteer native tree with tiny pecans or some other type intentionally planted by the original owner and builder of our house.
I snagged a branch from the native tree to compare the trio cluster with pecans on the lone tree. Bingo! We have a new type of pecan that’s much larger.
I’m thrilled! Pecan trees don’t produce until they’re around fifteen years old. Given when we moved here, it makes sense that now is the time.
I skipped all the way back to the house. 🙂 Would you be skippy about a new pecan crop?
What types of trees do you have that you waited a long time to see fruit? Are you still waiting?