Let it be duly noted in the record that October 2011 was the month when Southeast Texas finally began to get some relief from our long drought and our interminable summer. The temperatures began to moderate ever so slightly and, last weekend, my yard got a total of 3.3 inches of rain! That was more than we had had in the six previous months.
The long-suffering plants in my garden have responded to these pleasant conditions with a new flush of bloom and a perkiness of spirit to make a gardener's heart glad! Let me show you what I mean.
Autumn is really the best time of year to be a gardener in Southeast Texas. This year, I'm happy to say, is no different. Happy autumn - or spring, as the case may be where you are - and happy Bloom Day!
Don't forget to visit our gracious hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens and see a list of the other Bloom Day participants.