Out-of-time flowers are most welcome as we draw towards the winter equinox. However they are quite different to their summer counterparts. The light that brushes these blooms, for only a short time each day, is soft and kind allowing hidden traits to come to the fore. Paler, more delicate, even vulnerable; somehow ethereal. A new incarnation of an old plant. Buy one get one free. I have a feeling marketing could be my calling.