A gardener in mostly zones 5 and 6, oleanders were not shrubs in the landscapes of her homes. A more southerly migration into zone 8 brought a change in landscapes ... and seasons. Gone are the snowy winter days and colorful weeks of autumn. Enter long, hot summers that cook the once green fields to a brittle tan. Succulents and other drought loving plants and flowers dot the August landscape. The oleanders that seemed stunted in the cool, rainy months of the spring have burst into flower.
resting for long flights
monarchs turn trees to fall
© Janice 'petra domina' Adcock
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