Friday, September 13, 2019

Garden Bloggers Bloomday, September 2019

I'm early! Is that better than being late? September 15th, this coming Sunday, is Garden Bloggers Bloomday. September, how is that even possible? The calendar marches on. Here's what's blooming in my garden mid September....

Mahonia gracilipes

Poncirus trifoliata fruit, since it follows a bloom it kinda counts, right?

Rosemary NOID, with a little grey fellow I couldn't manage to get in focus.

Varbascum volunteer, almost done blooming.

I've never seen so many flowers on the Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Hindwarf'

I have no idea what it's reacting to, unless it's our early September rain.

Grevillea x gaudichaudii

Schizostylis coccinea or Hesperantha coccinea

Grevillea rivularis

The tall bloom spires of Schefflera delavayi, combined with the Nothopanax delavayi blooms, are a major attraction for the bees. They may not be much to look at, but they've got the right stuff for the pollinators.

I'm hoping the Clematis tibetana var. vernayi flowers open soon.

Abutilon Nuabyell

The Leonotis leonurus flowers are opening, to bad I didn't manage a non-blurry photo.

Passiflora 'Arctic Queen'

Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart'

Even a random NOID tillandsia bloom joined the party.

The bougainvillea bracts were all beaten off by the rain.

Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer'

Passiflora 'Amethyst Jewel' finishes up this month's floral show. Visit May Dreams Gardens for links to all those who are sharing floral bounty this month.

Weather Diary, Sept 12: Hi 83, Low 53/ Precip 0

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27 comments:

  1. "The bougainvillea bracts were all beaten off by the rain..." I find this comment extraordinary. Are they so fragile or was it a massive rain storm?
    It doesn't get any better than Grevillea x gaudichaudii laying against Black mondo grass. Top notch combo.

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    1. I think it's a little of both, brief hard rain and fragile.

      Ya, that combo is a favorite of mine too.

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  2. I always love those passion vines when they are blooming. Happy GBBD.

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  3. Oh those gorgeous Grevilleas! Happy GBBD.

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    1. Happy GBBD to you! I'd love to see what's blooming in your garden...

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  4. A fine and lovely selection of blooms this month, Loree. Love the yellow Abutilon and the two Passifloras, especially.

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  5. Everything still looks fresh despite it being the end of summer. Beautiful blooms.

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    1. I visited a couple of nurseries yesterday where it looked like they hadn't watered for a month, it was not pretty and NOT fresh...

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  6. You've got a nice turn-out. I'm completely tempted by the Mahonia, which I see I can get via Plant Lust. The site says it's drought tolerant but others say average to moist soil, which presents a concern. I'm wondering if it might enjoy life in my lath house.

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    1. Mine gets very little water, I think you'd be fine.

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  7. I love looking at your garden because I can just enjoy your plant choices without trying to grow them myself, since most aren't hardy here. I just open your posts and sign with pleasure.

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    1. That's one of the best things about reading garden blogs, visiting other growing climates.

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  8. I love your Mahonia gracilipes --alas it gets too large for any of my current open spots- always a dilemma.

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  9. Beautiful blooms!
    My favorite is Indian Summer - wonderful colors!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  10. I like that Alstroemeria. I keep thinking I should give those a try. They are hardy here, I think.

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  11. Your garden looks jam-packed and luxuriant, not crispy-ragged like here.

    Would love to see a few wide view shots.

    Envy you getting rain, brief or not!

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    1. Sadly there's nothing brief about the current rain situation. Ugh.

      I need to do my annual "tour"...thanks for the reminder.

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  12. Say, how do you like that Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer' ? I was thinking of adding it but I think it likes a lot of water. Everything is looking fab, Miss Danger!

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    1. Mine is still in a container, because I haven't decided where to put it, but it really hasn't gotten all that much water...

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  13. Beautiful,Hesperantha coccinea is spectacular never seen that before..loved the shot of Passiflora,they are prolific bloomers...Peruvian lily is lovely..Happy blogger blooms day.

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  14. I was really impressed by the Passiflora "Artic Queen." It was so perfect it didn't look real. Wait! I am not accusing you of growing plastic flowers, just perfect ones.
    Jeannie@GetMeToTheCountry

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