After the Rains


While away, the remnants of Hurricane Patricia blew through and dropped over 8 inches of rain on the garden.  It was surprising to see the Confederate Rose (Hibiscus mutabilis) had retained its buds and was still blooming.

I was able to document the flowers’ color changes.  The Confederate Rose begins the morning white and goes through shades of pink until finally turning to a rosy color. (click to enlarge)

Other bloomers that survived the rain are Japanese Anemone and Camellia Sasanqua.  The Anemone grows on long graceful stems and this type of Camellia has a wonderful scent.


And surprisingly, the Hedychium thyrsiforme “x maximum” Ginger was not knocked over and had a full bloom on it.


Of course, not all went well with the high winds and rain.  A large branch came down and a bed of flowers were flatten (too ugly to show). But all in all, the garden held up well.

10 Comments on “After the Rains”

  1. Ann Coleman says:

    I’m glad the damage wasn’t too bad. And those photos of the Confederate Rose are beautiful!

  2. Considering how ominous Patricia was sounding – that looks not too bad? I am amazed your Ginger didn’t blow over, you must have it in a good place. Mine is constantly flattened by the wind so I put it in tomato cages – realizing my folly, I need to move it..

  3. gaiainaction says:

    I am real glad that some of your flowers and plants survived, and that the damage was less than you perhaps expected. Hope all recovers quickly now and back to normal.

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