I have arrived safely in the Indianapolis area, but my host family has a meeting this evening, so you'll have to meet them in tomorrow's post. Tonight, just enjoy some of the pretty plants from Alabama gardens.
I think my favorite is the pink water lily in the pond at Loretta's place.
But I'm also really partial to this caladium (elephant ear). In the south, you don't have to take these in every fall. The leaves are always brightly colored, but I particularly liked this one with spots. The colors usually follow the vein structure, so this is different.
Azaleas are gorgeous, no matter where they grow.
Roses are not my favorite, but they are colorful.
This shrub was new to me, and still partially a mystery. It appears to be holly-leaved barberry or Oregon-grape, genus Mahonia. The flowers are generally yellow, so I'm not sure what these red things are. The blue berries are large- like small grapes, and in clusters, but oval like a barberry. I think you could plant this under windows for security!
See you tomorrow!
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