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
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'...
Aka Plume poppy
Alstroemeria isabellana, mostly seed pods but still a couple of flowers.
Blooming Tillandsia (NOID)
Blooming Bromeliad, ID'd by a friend as Vriesea ospinae var. gruberi.
Another blooming Bromeliad, NOID.
Aralia cordata 'Sun King'
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.
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?
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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