Sunday, September 23, 2012

Late September Beauty
Middle Georgia
Tea Olive
Peace Lilly
We all often hear the saying "Take Time To Smell The Roses!"  Today I will focus on some of the late September Beauty and Fragrance that we have the opportunity to enjoy every Fall.

Every Morning as I walk past the garage to collect the morning newspaper I must walk past the Tea Olive Shrubs.  At this time of the year they are in bloom and the fragrance is beautiful. 

 This is a close up of the Tea Olive Blooms. 

 These shrubs are seven feet tall and I keep them pruned to this height so that they do not provide dampness to the wood trim on the North side of the garage.  While their appearance is not exciting, the small blooms and the fragrance make they a very pleasant plant to have in the landscape.

 In addition to the Peace Lillies we have in the house to keep the air healthy we have several in planters in the Garden on the North side of our home.  This is a close up of one of the flowers.  I enjoy capturing the pictures of the blooms.

I also noted that the "Yuletide" Camellia is setting buds for flowering very soon.  I have enjoyed these blooms for about thirteen years.  The "Yuletide" is the first Camellia that blooms in our Garden every Fall.

Beauty surrounds us all in our daily lives.  I would encourage everyone to take the time to appreciate the results of their labors in the Gardens.