Friday, September 15, 2017

Garden Blogger's Bloomday for September 2017...

It's Bloomday for September 2017! Earlier in the week I shared my sadness over the fact that summer is coming to an end. It's never, ever, long enough for me. My garden is my paradise and I want to spend as much time there as possible, I hope you all feel the same about yours.

So, on to the September flowers and Garden Bloggers Bloomday, hosted — as always — by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. As you've probably seen by now, I am growing Zinnias for cutting again this year — three different kinds, although 'Envy' seems to be the most prolific. Here's a strange one with a cone in the middle. The hummingbirds seem to love the cone.

Volunteer Portulaca, which I'm completely in love with.

Schefflera delavayi with a little too much Clematis tibetana var. vernayi for company.

Clematis recta 'Purpurea Select', one of four vines growing on this trellis and the only one that seems to want to flower.

NOID Canna's from the everything store

Abutilon Nuabyell

Bomarea sp.

This is the third cluster of flowers on this vine to open this year. I am in heaven!

It's also been an amazing year for the Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'...

Macleaya cordata

Aka Plume poppy

Alstroemeria isabellana, mostly seed pods but still a couple of flowers.

Orange Anigozanthos.

Another angle.

Paris polyphylla

Blooming Tillandsia (NOID)

Blooming Bromeliad, ID'd by a friend as Vriesea ospinae var. gruberi.


Another blooming Bromeliad, NOID.

Aralia cordata 'Sun King'

Aeschynomene fluitans


I struggle with photographing the seed heads of Chasmanthium latifolium, so kind of love this cloudy strange photograph.

Flowers on Aloe aristata

Close-up of the plant itself.

Rosemary sp.

The only blooms currently on my Bougainvillea, evidently I've been too nice to it and I should have withheld water to keep the blooms coming. Who knew?

Eringium maritimum.

A blurry Grevillea x gaudichaudii.

And finally, the tail end of Hesperaloe parviflora. Thankfully our local hummingbird is still finding reason to visit.

Weather Diary, Sept 14: Hi 74, Low 56/ Precip 0

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  1. Until the last 6 weeks when it has barely rained, it's been paradise here. Actually still is with warm sunny weather. Spending so much time in the garden not getting much else done. I always love your bloom day posts because I rarely recognize anything and can just revel in their exoticness. I've grown a dark leaved hibiscus but one that is an annual here and I've never had it flower, so yours is particularly noteworthy to me.

    1. It is true that garden time means not much else gets done. At least my house is usually cleaner in the winter.

  2. So glad to see some blue sky in your photos and hope the smoke is over. The trachy is fabulous with the vines, and that bomarea looks incredibly happy. Paradise is looking good!

    1. The smoke had cleared out by made a bit of a reappearance at the end of the week, not nearly as bad though.

  3. You always have such interesting blooms! I have to look into that Bomarea. And I'm going to go outside right now and give my own Vriesea ospinae a good talking to - mine's never bloomed.

    1. I would be happy if my Vriesea ospinae hadn't decided to bloom, since blooming means the demise of 1/2 of my plant.

  4. The summer party is still going strong in your garden!

  5. Lovely blooms!
    I bought a Hibiscus syriacus from a Master Gardeners Plant Sale a few years ago. The label said 'Red' - I guess they forgot to put 'Heart' on it! Now I know its name 'Red Heart' thanks to you.
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

  6. Your garden is looking great with some many unusual things to see. The Bomarea, Grevillea x gaudichaudii and Tillandsia are all lovely. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Rare delights abound in your garden, Loree. I esp. love the yellow Abutilon.
    I, too, wish the summers were longer. It is so hard heading into the long cold season with no garden to tend, get lost in, listening to the hum and buzz of bees. Sigh.

  8. I personally think hibiscus blooms are addicting. I may be plotting on how I can add more.... I am sorry that the rains are coming for sweet, sun loving, people like yourself. It's going to be quite a shift. I would have preferred mother nature to have eased us into it. Happy GBBD!!

    1. Ah...I guess I need to visit your Bloomday post to see how many you currently have! And thank you for understanding my condition...

  9. Beautiful flowers! Hibiscus syriacus is really a splendid plant but mine seed themselves around too much. I really love that Clematis recta, Clematis are dreamy plants to me, never see them in nurseries here I guess they don't like hot climates. Have a happy weekend!

    1. I've never once had a baby pop up from my Hibiscus but did hear from a friend who had issues.

  10. Love the cloudy Chasmanthium photo. I passed up another bloom day. It's such a useful record, but I'm just not feeling the flowers lately. Definitely even more into foliage than usual.

    1. By this point it's a habit for me, and you know, habits are hard to break!

  11. I love your garden. So much more exotic than mine.

  12. The Bomarea blooms are fascinating: it looks like a pair of eyes looking right back at you...

  13. Enjoying all your unusuals. May you have a long mild autumn!

  14. I have so enjoyed seeing your garden, it is so different from mine. I only recognize a few plants which makes it all the more exciting. Thanks for sharing on GBBD.
    Jeannie @


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