Tuesday, October 15, 2013
October 2013 Bloomday…
There is no denying it's autumn and the garden is in graceful decline. While I'll never claim this season as a favorite, I'm also not blind to its many charms. To my memory it's unusual for the eucomis (a mixture of E. 'Sparkling Beauty' and 'Oakhurst') to still look so good midway through October.
Since this is my first autumn with Clematis tibetana var. vernayi I am overwhelmed (in a good way) with it's huge number of blooms.
The seed heads are gorgeous too!
x Fatshedera 'Aureo Maculata'
The bashful blooms of Mahonia fortunei 'Curlyque'
There's nothing shy about the emerging blooms of the Mahonia x media 'Charity'
And I almost missed the Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress'
I've only got one green Hakonechloa, the feathery blooms show up even better against a solid background.
I included an image of my blooming Musella lasiocarpa in a post last week but had to share it again, it's working hard to get all those petals unfurled before winter.
A twofer! Sedum 'Autumn Joy' and Chasmanthium latifolium (Northern Sea Oats)
The years last hosta bloom...
And my first ever Tricyrtis (Toad Lily) bloom. I should go find the tag so I can tell you exactly which one this is, but frankly I haven't organized my tags in quite sometime and I'm afraid to go near the pile.
Grevillea juniperina ‘Molonglo’ (G. juniperina ‘Lava Cascade’ is still blooming too, just imagine a red version).
The Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Queen' flowers are starting to open!
Although some buds have fallen off without opening. I wish I knew why.
This is very exciting! A bud on my Grevillea 'Peaches and Cream!' first one ever...
Another first, Callistemon citrinus! Although it's a little stunted. This isn't the hardiest of the Callistemon and I bought it mainly as a rescue, it's in a container.
Finally a couple plants that had been outside on vacation but are now inside for the winter, Aloe hybrid 'Fairy Pink'. There are 5 separate bloom spikes on this plant right now. In order to capture them all I would have had to move back so far you wouldn't have seen any detail.
Here's what the plant looks like.
And the smallest (and final) flower in this Bloomday post belongs to Mammillaria gracilis var. fragilis...
In case you're new to the world of Garden Blogging "Bloomday" is a meme hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Participating bloggers post photos of their garden blooms on the 15th of each month. Check it out here!
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