Redundancy was not apparent to me as I collected these pictures of flowers that are blooming somewhat later than typical. Not only is the topic the same as last week, but daffodil is featured again, and comprises half of these six! A major (but not redundant) difference this week, which will most certainly compromise the popularity of my blog, is the absence of a picture of Rhody.

Incidentally, my Six on Saturday for next week will be redundant to #1 below, and will again lack a picture of Rhody, but it is a popular topic that I never discuss.

1. Hellebore is something that I am none too keen on. Bloom just happens to be remarkable this year. This one blooms most profusely. There will be more redundancy with these next week.

2. Sweetbox is also blooming unusually well this year, even if they are still not much to look at. Fragrance is their priority. Their sneaky bloom is usually more obscured by the glossy foliage.

3. Camellia bloom is not as late as it seems to be. Others bloom sporadically even a bit later. I think that this one would be prettier if it were lower than the roof, and visible from the carport.

4. Daffodil is technically very different from those of last week. This and the two others are all feral in unlandscaped areas near our industrial shop buildings. This one looks like ‘King Alfred’.

5. Daffodil, whether truly feral or not, can be quite variable. I suspect that they came into the site with soil or debris that was removed from landscapes, and dumped here through the years.

6. Daffodil, in my opinion (which, in my opinion, is the most important opinion), should look like ‘King Alfred’! The next best option is like ‘King Alfred’, but white! Could this be ‘Mount Hood’?

This is the link for Six on Saturday, for anyone else who would like to participate:


10 thoughts on “Six on Saturday: More Late Bloomers

    1. That camellia is at a private residence, which is why I never pruned it down. Even if I could prune it down, I would not want to. It is so pretty the way it is. Perhaps someone should just remove that pesky carport so that the camellia could be more visible while blooming.
      When I see the feral daffodil blooming around here, I want to flag them so that I can dig them up and relocate them into landscaped areas later. Then I realize that it would be easier to just purchase bulbs of known cultivars. Besides, the feral sort may eventually grow into colonies that others can enjoy in the future.

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    1. Red Velvet is a beast if I remember correctly. We had a few stock plants at the farm, but grew surprisingly few, perhaps because it did not grow in a compact form that most of us want for home gardens. I really do not know. Ours were reasonably compact, and seemed like they cold be pruned lower if necessary. Yet, they were also quite tall, and rather garish in bloom.

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    1. It is impressive in bloom, but almost too garish. It is not mine, but is at a private residence, which is why I never pruned it down. I actually like it up like that, even if it is not so visible from within the carport or the front garden. From the backside, it is prettier than a bare roof.


    1. It is weird how that works. When I see flowers blooming later in some climates, I tend to assume that most flowers will be just as late in the same region. However, some flowers, such as hellebores, bloom earlier than they do here, even where everything else is later.


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