Pink flowers reaching for the sun

Late Season Blooms

The Charleston area daylight is down to 10 hours as we approach the last week until winter solstice, technically December 21, which I like to think of as “making the turn”.  The flowers still in bloom stretch to get what sun they can.

Flower reaching for the sun
Flower reaching for the sun

These pink ones, Gerber Daisies I think, were surprisingly robust with very little actual plant to support them.

Pink flowers reaching for the sun
Pink flowers reaching for the sun

Roses will form buds and flower throughout the winter here, although they often don’t make much of a showing as a blossom when the temperatures flirt with freezing over night.

Rose bud reaching for the sun
Rose bud reaching for the sun

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