There's not a lot blooming here in Savannah on my last day of this working vacation. Here and there you might see some blue plumbago or shrub sized lantana giving it a go. Of course it's still fun to go "courtyard snooping".
When I return to Minnesota there will be even less. Tonight there's a freeze, not a frost, warning. I know! Can you believe it?
My husband has been charged with bringing in houseplants and picking those tomatoes I planned to harvest next week. Oh well.
So Savannah is looking a little toasted after the long hot summer and it will be a few weeks before they start adorning it with all the fall regalia.
I did do a little gardening here. I helped my daughter pot up all her free sample plants from the Garden Writers Symposium in Indianapolis. Who knows she might be a gardener yet.
Hannah accompanied me to the GWA Symposium for two reasons; she's a food blogger and she wanted to see how garden writers approach their work and second, we were traveling onward to see her brother in Cleveland. The valets at that hotel were probably wondering about the slightly musty-smelling mini-forest in the back seat.
Since I live in zone 4 and she lives in zone 8b, she took both of the Bikini Tini Elephant Ears. They'll be perennials at her little carriage house apartment. This cute little colocasia with dark stems and smaller cupped leaves is part of the Tropi-cool series from Plants Nouveau, hardy to zone 6. Gee, I remember zone 6 like it was yesterday and all I ever did was push that zone. That grass is always greener, no matter where we live.
But the best part about this petite elephant ear is what happens with rain or even dew...
Raindrop in Colocasia Elephant Ears "Bikini Tini" from Plants Nouveau The Garden Buzz
Can you imagine when there are multiple leaves on a more mature plant? I can't wait to get some of these for next year. Because after that freeze warning, that's all I have left. Next year.
Happy Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. And thanks as always to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for hosting this great event each and every month.