Monday, November 14, 2016

Little toadie

November always makes me a little sad. In Canada, we don't have Thanksgiving to look forward to (ours is a month earlier), the days are noticeably darker, and colder. It's almost as bleak and drear as February.  It's especially sad for me, because everything in the garden has stopped blooming.

This November has been a touch warmer than usual, and a few blooms are hanging in there - namely the snapdragons and the milkweed. But we've had a few evenings of frost, and all the greenery is starting to die off now.

So imagine my surprise when I walked out the door yesterday, and something in the front garden caught my eye...
One of my Toad Lilies bloomed! On November 13th!!! These were newly planted this spring, and while they seemed to grow well - they didn't bloom. That's not unusual with plants in the first year, so I wasn't concerned. They were a mixed bag, and I wasn't sure what colours I would get. I was content to wait until next year to find out.
But I guess I don't have to!  I may have other colours in the other plants, but I know I at least have this pretty little purple spotted thing.
As you can see - it's a wee little flower. Not much bigger than a quarter.
I'm not sure how long it will last in this weather, but I'm going to treasure it for as long as it does. And look forward to seeing more next year!

7 comments:

Araignee said...

Wow!!! That's a crazy looking flower. I love it!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

That's fabulous. I love the speckles!

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Some of the very best things come in tiny packages! :-) Very pretty!

kathy b said...

The late bloomers are wonderful

Vera said...

I've never heard of this flower before. What a beautiful surprise for you!!

Dee said...

So cute! Maybe if it gets too cold, you could bring the flower in and put it in a vase of water.

Delighted Hands said...

What a treasure! Enjoy this little beauty!