Did you know that cosmos are a fall flower in Tokyo? You see them everywhere this time of year, so I picked up this one from my neighborhood flower shop. This fall my garden has a lot of pink (roses, fujibakama), deep blue (Okinawa morning glory, lavendar, salvia), and white and yellow (pansies, marigold, geranium). The blueberry bush leaves are also turning red and gold.
First I saw this plant in my neighbor’s entrance garden, a narrow space with begonias and lillies packed tightly. A few days later, I bought the one below. It seems like this variety of clematis is very popular in Tokyo this summer. I’ll have to pot it up soon.
Thanks to @Jencjoyous
from Napa, California, for identifying this variety as Clematis ‘Nelly Moser.’ In Japan, it goes by the name Dr Rapperu ドクターラッペル.
There are many types of cherry trees blooming in Tokyo. I like this very pink one outside a Nakano apartment building.
I was very skeptical of this plant when I purchased it at the end of last year. It’s amazingly long lasting. I bought it at Shimachu, and it’s produced by Suntory, the beverage maker and garden supply company. I think it’s very cheerful, especially for winter.