September 15th, only 1 week of summer left! Although truth be told this week has felt anything but summer like. I want my blue skies and heat back! (I know, I'm in the minority in Portland who feel that way). This Bloomday is low on new blooms to share, Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' being one of the few that's just now starting their show...
I love these flowers, but most of all I love the little green balls that remain after the petals fall. There's one below, sort of in the lower right hand corner...
The purple Oxalis has decided to rebloom. I cut off all the flowers when I first planted it. They were distracting. This second round aren't nearly as tall and floppy. They can stay.
Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart' has been blooming for months, it continues.
Only two of my six passion flowers are blooming. Passiflora 'Snow Queen'
(couldn't chose just one photo)
And Passiflora 'Amethyst Jewel'...
But...my Passiflora lutea has buds, a first for this vine, which I've grown for years. I decided long ago I was just happy it reliably returned each year, and climbed up the Trachycarpus trunk. Now I'm gonna finally get flowers, see those buds way up there in hanging from the palm fronds? I am very excited.
Passiflora jamesonii 'Coral Seas' and P. actinia (both annuals in my climate) haven't done a thing but produce a lot of leaves. Ditto for Passiflora 'Sunburst', although it typically waits until the very last minute to bloom. Boo!
Nothopanax delavayi is blooming its heart out (and the pollinators are all over it). Clematis tibetana var. vernayi is just starting to open those lemon peel blooms...
Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer' has been blooming all summer...here's hoping it's got more left in it.
Grevillea 'Ned Kelly'
The sweetest little Canna flowers.
And my current flashy heart-throb Leonotis leonurus...
Grevillea rivularis is still throwing out a bloom or three.
The Rosemary seems to have been blooming for months now...
My Knautia macedonica was a score at a spring plant swap, I think from the Bonny Lassie.
Grevillea x gaudichaudii wraps up my September Bloomday fun. Visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens, our hostess for the florific fun.
Weather Diary, Sept 14: Hi 72, Low 54/ Precip 0
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