After the RainsPosted: October 29, 2015
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.