Friday, September 18, 2009

An Azalea Blooming in September?

This is out of season. I have lived here all my life and I have never seen an azalea bloom this time of year. I remember after Hurricane Fredrick hit Mobile in 1979 many things began to leaf out and bloom out of season due to the trees and plants being burned from the extreme winds. Yes everything appeared as though they were burned.

Anyway just wanted to share this extremely rare azalea. It didn't bloom like this last year.

Hope you all have a great weekend and get out and do something for fun. I am.

18 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

It is a nice surprise.
Patsy

tina said...

I have some blooming too and also think it most weird-but enjoyable!

Darla said...

Could be an 'Encore' Azalea....mine just finished again.

RainGardener said...

How exciting to have it bloom again. It is very pretty so what a treat.
You're absolutely right about normal. Are our ears ringing? I was sitting here at your site while you were at mine! ;-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hmmmm... Haven't seen any Fall-blooming Azaleas--but our Rhododendron has bloomed in Fall before. ALSO--we have some spring lilies coming up NOW... Mercy!!!!

Yours is pretty though.
Hugs,
Betsy

Titania said...

A very pretty colour and bonus flowers. Here in my climate Azaleas do also flower in spring and autumn.

blushing rose said...

Every year ths time we have 2 azaleas that will bloom for us ... & they shouldn't but it doesn't seem to affect the spring blooms, so I don't worry. Minds of their own ...
Have a great weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Nature just loves to throw us curves once in a while. One year my rhododendron try to bloom again in fall. I was worried it would not bloom then in the spring but it did. This has been a very strange season for gardening ;-) Enjoy the bloom.Have a wonderful weekend.

lynn'sgarden said...

Enjoy your lovely surprise, Becca! That's what's great about gardening..never knowing what's in store. I've had forsythia blooms in the fall ;)

Rosemary said...

Plants never cease to amaze.......

Florida Sue said...

That's amazing. An azalea blooming this time of year? Maybe Darla has the answer.."Encore" I have to look into the that. I liked your comment to me about getting up and down. Even with the kneeling pads, the other day I got stuck. I had visions of sitting there forever like a lawn ornament, but I finally made it up. Yesterday the doc injected my knee..

Stephanie said...

Hello Becca! tq for those very encouraging words that you have left me in my blog. I appreciate it very much. Your azalea blooms are beautiful. It has been raining heavily quite often for the past few days. I hope my plants will not suffer due to lack of sun. And yes, I would find something fun to do this weekend :-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

A mixed up Azalea..sometime plants can surprise you! Have a great weekend! :)

Tootsie said...

it is just beautiful! I had one azalea that was supposed to be hardy to zone 3...and they lied...it was not hardy at all...dead by the spring!

Daisy said...

Very pretty! What a nice surprise!

Miss Daisy said...

How fun to have something so beautiful bloom in off season. Very beautiful!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is amazing. Perhaps the azalea lost it's calendar? :)
take care, Suz

BeautifulWreck said...

That is odd, but I do remember one of my mother's azaleas doing the same thing one year. Bloomed in October. May have been after Fredrick. I was a little girl.