Saturday, September 15, 2018

Bloomday, September 2018

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...

Schefflera brevipedunculata

Schefflera delavayi

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...
And the volunteer Verbascum is still opening blooms.

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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36 comments:

  1. Oh, those passion flowers are gorgeous! I know you want sun, but I can feel nothing but relief at finally getting more than a few hundredths of an inch of rain. Next week is still looking fairly sunny and dry.

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    1. Sun! Yes, I would be happy if every day was a sunny day.

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  2. Beautiful flowers!
    That 'Indian Summer' is really gorgeous
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  3. Like Evan I'm enjoying this weather. I can actually work in the garden again! I've got changes to make, and I need to get them done. And I don't have to water, hooray! My garden's flowers are looking pretty sparse too. I really need a Passiflora next year.

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    1. So do you run inside when the rain starts? Or keep on working?

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  4. I love the colors of the dark Musa? leaves interacting with the Leonotis leonurus in front of it - so striking.

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    1. Ensete maurelii, the dark Musa. I love it, but it's an annual here unless I dig it up.

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  5. Still some sunny days headed our way so do not lose heart.
    rickii

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  6. I'm with you on missing the sun and warmth. While the garden and I do appreciate the rain and lack of smoke, there's nothing quite so fabulous as those seemingly endless days of blue sky and sunshine. Your Grevilleas always make me swoon and the passion flowers are gorgeous! My fingers are crossed for the Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer' that I planted this spring will make it through the winter. Love that combination of foliage and flower!

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    1. I'm going to plant mine out in the spring (the Alstroemeria), I got it from Alison so late in the season I was leery of planting it then.

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  7. You really have some lovely and interesting bloomers in your gardens. Love your passion flowers.

    Enjoy you last week of summer, your temps sound wonderful to me. It is hot and humid down here in s.e. FL.

    FlowerLady

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  8. Wow they are lovely, though most are not familiar to me because I live in the hot tropics. But some species of yours I saw in Australia where lots of grevilleas are.

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    1. I'd like to be moving to the hot tropics about now...

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  9. If I see that Alstroemeria tomorrow I'm buying it. I assume it's the same one in Johns' garden, and I've seen it a few other places as well.

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    1. I think it is the one in John's garden, and Alison (who gave me this one) got it at Cistus.

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  10. How I covet those passionflowers! And the Leonotis backed up by the Canna is incredible.

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    1. That's banana, Ensete maurelii, isn't it fabulous!

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  11. Lovely blooms,that white passion flower is rare to see ,your grevillea blooms are beautifully bizzarre.
    Have a nice week.

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  12. I love your passifloras. We purchased one this summer but it hasn't made it I to the ground yet. Hopefully next year it will look as good as yours do.

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    1. Hopefully mine will return next year!

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  13. There is a beautiful bloom on a passion vine in the greenhouse where I work. I wondered how they did here. I had one in Alabama and even there it was a shy bloomer.

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    1. I'm praying mine return next year and are as happy. They had a head start coming from the nurseries this year.

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  14. That's a pretty spectacular bloom season. Thanks for sharing your beautiful September garden.

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  15. Love the nothopanax and the clem blooming together -- clever you!

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    1. I can't take credit, the Clematis now prefers to climb the Nothopanax over the trellis. More sun!

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  16. Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart' is a pretty bloomer! We have high's near 70 w/ mostly summer skies next week. It's going to be beautiful! Happy GBBD!

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    1. I will welcome the sun with open arms!

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  17. Happy belated bloom day, Loree! Your garden is looking lush and healthy, as always. I'm with you regarding the warm weather. We have been in the mid- to high 80s lately, and I am happy. The cold winter lasts way too long once it hits, so I'm not going to complain about the warm weather at all. ;-)

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  18. So many exotic blooms. Your garden looks like fantasy land to me.

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  19. I also love 'Honorine Jobert', though for some reason she struggles a bit in our garden. I'm quite taken with Passiflora 'Amethyst Jewel' also. I wonder if it is hardy around here.

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