I was talking with a friend the other day, explaining my rather unorthodox approach to autumn. You'll find none of the usual October blooms in my garden, a fact that had me thinking I had nothing much to share this Garden Bloggers Bloomday. But that's not true, I've got quite a bit going on this month - although most of it's not new - they've been blooming for months. Qui est la vie dans mon jardin!
Abutilon megapotamicum 'Red'
Anigozanthos 'Amber Velvet', cutting back the blooms when they faded in August has resulted in a new flush.
Clematis tibetana var. vernayi, blooming like MAD!
The Correa backhousea blooms have finally started to open.
They're pretty sweet.
Datura meteloides 'Double Lavender'
Since it started blooming early last week it just keeps on pumping them out.
The Stapelia would have bloomed outdoors, except for the fact that the pot hanging next to it was stolen last week, I wasted no time in bringing this one indoors.
I've learned the flowers last much longer inside. Is it because it hasn't been pollinated? Or because the temperatures are cooler...maybe both? It has been fun to watch Lila try and find the source of the "delicious" rotting meat odor. She's investigated every square foot of the basement trying to locate it.
Grevillea 'Peaches and Cream'
I love this plant, it's been blooming non-stop for months.
Grevillea 'Superb' - the bloom reminded me I need to lift this plant before we get a freeze. It wasn't looking very good in the container so I stuck it in the ground to see if it would perk up. It has.
Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Queen' is covered in buds, will they open? Only time will tell. This one is infamous for dropping it's buds before they open.
I should be sharing flowers the on Grevillea 'Neil Bell' has I have every month since I can't remember when.
However in a week's time it went from thriving to dead, why? I don't know, but it's sad.
Those buds will never get to open...and this shrub was a cornerstone in my garden.
Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon’...flowers everywhere...
x Fatshedera lizei ‘Annemieke’
And this! Flowers on my Eriobotrya japonica...there was an odor, I knew something unexpected was blooming (it's the first time) but I couldn't locate the source. Duh! Just that large "going to be a tree" in the corner. Will there be fruit? Only time will tell...
Mahonia x media 'Charity, not quite blooms but darn close.
Is this the year the Tetrapanax papyrifer blooms will open before the killing frost? We shall see...
Both of my Edgeworthia are covered in buds. Here's E. chrysantha ‘Akebono’...
Looking forward to a February Bloomday when it's only October...I kinda like that. Visit May Dreams Gardens for links to all the bloggers participating this month.
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