Trees and flowers don't always follow the calendar.
In fact, some Central Texas trees and flowers, including crape myrtles and canna lilies, are bursting with white and red flowers, respectfully - not a typical sight for this time of year.
Davey Arborist Dave Madden says the state's extreme drought and summer heat have stressed plants so much that they are now responding to the cooler temperatures and rainfall.
While the sight is beautiful, the blooms will be short-lived, but, "don't worry," Madden says. "The trees will bloom again in the spring."
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Some Central Texas trees, flowers think it's spring, not fall
By Andrew Chung, KVUE-TV, Austin, Texas
AUSTIN -- The calendar says fall, but some trees and flowers in Central Texas mistakenly think it's spring.
Arborist Dave Madden says the drought and extreme summer heat stressed the plants. Now that the temperatures have dropped and we've had a little bit of rain, Mother Nature has fooled the trees into thinking it's springtime. However, the blooms will be short-lived.
Madden says fall blooms in Central Texas are usually sporadic, but this year's bloom is one of the more spectacular ones he's ever seen. And don't worry, he says they will bloom again in the spring.