The Clematis is blooming! Clematis tibetana var. vernayi that is… I started off photographing for this Bloomday post thinking I’d only share blooms that are new this month, nothing that was featured in Septembers show. Then I recognized I often look back at old Bloomday posts to see exactly when/for how long something was blooming, do you do this too? (if you have a garden blog I mean, if you don’t maybe you have a journal that you reflect on) So that’s my long way of apologizing for the repeat performers, I figure if they keep on entertaining then I’ll keep on photographing.
The other bloom I am most excited about this month (along with the Clematis) it the Araeococeus flagellifolius. This is a Bromeliad that looks more like a grass with teeth. So far these little blue flowers are only appearing one at a time. Here’s the winner for a fall-like bloom shot, Eucomis 'oakhurst.’ They’ve gotten worn out and are lying down now, blending in with the fallen leaves. Eucomis ‘Freckles’ Grevillea juniperina ‘Molonglo’ Hesperaloe Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ Liriope Our silly confused Hydrangea… Roscoea ‘Cinnamon Stick' Aztec Arrowhead, finally blooming for the first time this year. Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart' Orange Canna Kangaroo Paw Mahonia fortunei ‘Curlicue’ And finally, I realized I hadn’t shared any of my vegetable blooms this year! Here’s a pretty little pepper bloom, sadly with the cool temperatures and grey skies that October has brought it doesn’t have a chance of producing a pepper. As always visit Carol, at May Dreams Gardens for more October blooms!