It looks more like spring than autumn in my back yard
I always look forward to the blooms from this beautiful Hibiscus mutabilis (commonly called Confederate Rose) -- it looks like cotton candy. Each of these delicious looking confections lasts just one day but it appears that the bush is loaded with buds. In three years this has grown from a spindly three-foot tall plant to a tree (which is still kind of spindly, in all honesty -- in spite of my best pruning efforts). I love the combination of the cotton candy blooms with the pink Knock Out roses and the white 'Iceberg' roses.