Nearly all the potted plants are inside now, settling into their late autumn/winter quarters.
At this time of year, I'm especially thankful for my white azalea, which has just begun its annual blooming.
It spends spring and summer on the deck, sometimes throwing out a couple of buds. But as soon as it comes indoors, in October or November, it goes crazy. If it follows its usual habit, it will be blooming till Christmastime.
I've had it more years than I can count. Probably about 4. It was my Valentine's or birthday gift from my husband. (I'm confused on that because the dates are only a few weeks apart.)
I love gardenias (which I also grow in pots, with less success at making blooms). The white flowers of this little azalea are somewhat similar--except for the scent.