There is still a lot blooming here, but as Katrina showed pictures of some of her lovelies blooming out of season and despite winter looming, I thought I'd show these two plants. They seem a little confused.
One is a native coast azalea (Rhododendron atlanticum) that normally blooms in May, but for the first time has produced a few blooms in November. The flowers have a very sweet and spicy scent much like Dianthus.
The second is Rosa arkansana, one of the prairie roses, that I started from seed from Prairie Moon Nursery last year. Normally it's a late spring/ early summer bloomer, but its first flowers came in November for some reason. I love the buds -- they look just like bright pink satin -- and the scent is very strong and sweet. Not exactly rose-like, but wonderful nonetheless.
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