Simply Susan invites bloggers to share their favorites each month on the 25th of the month. My garden brings me joy all year long and so it is fitting to share my thankfulness for these favorite flowers on this day.
The candy corn plant, Cuphea micropetala, was killed to the ground this past January and it was feared that it was not coming back. A few spindly sprigs did return to bloom this month. The blooms are pretty enough that it will get a reprieve from the shovel and given a chance to return to former glory.
Another favorite bush that isn't quite back to full size after being frozen, the Cassia bicapsularis, is popping out with it's lovely yellow blooms. This bush has been providing suphur butterfly caterpillars with food since spring, yet is still able to produce a cloud of blossoms.
Camellia sasanqua, 'Shishi Gashira,' was planted last January just after the freeze that took away so much of my garden. It's still a very small bush, but it is loaded with buds ready to explode into bright pink double flowers.
Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide' is opening single red flowers just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. It should continue blooming right on through the Christmas season after which it is named. These cheery flowers will be greeting guests to My Garden Path when they arrive at the front door.
My favorites for November are all, with the exception of the Cuphea, only winter bloomers. The 'Candy Corn' will bloom much of the year if we have a mild winter. I hope you are enjoying your November garden and will join Simply Susan in sharing your favorites this month.
I am thankful for the joy my garden brings. Happy Thanksgiving!