It's Garden Blogger's Bloomday for October 2016! I took these photos (well most of them) on the 12th, fully intending to post early. Why? Laziness, no desire to post on a Saturday if I didn't have to. Plus SUNSHINE! With predictions of a major wind and rainstorm to hit on the 13th (and last for the foreseeable future) I decided to strike while the iron was hot, or something like that. For links to other bloggers participating this October visit May Dreams Gardens.
Most of these blooms are ones you've seen before, such is my garden in October. Abutilon 'Nuabyell'
And Abutilon megapotamicum 'Red'.
And without the lens-flare.
The Schefflera delavayi blooms were more upright until the last rainstorm beat them down.
Truth be told I cut them off right after taking this photo. Each one was at least two and a half-feet long, couldn't have them bending the plant over
Tetrapanax papyrifer, fist-like buds.
χ Fatshedera lizei ‘Annemieke’ — out of focus but I loved them with the red vine behind...
Only slightly more in focus.
Fatsia japonica, and if you're sensing these last 4 are all plart of the same family you'd be right — the Araliaceae.
And now the Mahonia, first up M. x media 'Charity' .
M. fortunei 'Curlyque'
M. eurybracteata 'Soft Caress'
And another M. eurybracteata 'Soft Caress', this photo taken after the rains had started but I wanted to include it because I'm so happy with how good this plant is finally looking!
Panicum virgatum 'Cheyenne Sky'
Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'
As beautiful as they are I find it incredibly difficult to photograph the seed heads of Chasmanthium latifolium (aka Northern sea oats).
These, left over in a vase from September 5th, are much easier to focus on.
Another hard to photograph-well "bloomer," the Rosemary. This one sprawling around the front garden.
The Euonymus nanus var. turkestanicus seed pods have turned pink and their little orange seeds are dangling below. It's a quite lovely, not that you could tell from this image.
That's my crazy happy Acacia dealbata (and a Fir tree), it's covered in tiny buds...I wonder if winter will let it bloom? (mild = yes, not so mild = the whole thing may be cut down)
Dicliptera suberecta, almost open.
My love for these tiny Correa backhouseana flowers just keeps growing.
How cute are they?
The Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Queen' is covered in buds and a few open blossoms even, none that I maaged to get in focus though.
The Magnolia laevifolia has shot upwards this year, and has a few flower buds opening towards the top.
Leucadendron 'Jester' — coloring up as though to bloom.
Foliage madness! (yes, I know this is a Bloomday post but I couldn't help but include this shot as a nod to tomorrow's Foliage Follow-up over on Digging)
Clematis tibetana var. vernayi — which was scheduled to be removed (too vigorous) but may have earned a stay of execution. I cut it back hard last winter and it was much more manageable this year. And I love those flowers!
This one's not mine, but rather our neighbor's — a blooming Musa basjoo — which can be seen from the window of our second bedroom. There are even tiny little bananas forming.
And finally, Passiflora 'Aphrodites Purple Nightie'...an unexpected treat as I was winding up my Bloomday photography (I miss the sunshine already)...
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