As I went out to photograph flowers to share on November's Garden Blogger's Bloomday (hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens), I kept hearing my husband quoting that infamous line from the 1948 film, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (which actually turns out to be widely misquoted, FWIW). Yes, guess I was feeling a little defensive about the fact I have very few flowers to share this month...
The coloring-up of the leaves on a fascicularia (this one is, I believe, properly referred to as Fascicularia bicolor ssp. canaliculata 'Spinners Form') usually means a bloom is imminent. That's not the case here, the plant and I are confused! That sort of dried patch in the center of this plant is from an earlier bloom.
There are two Fatsia japonica blooming in my front garden, well, one's actually around the corner by the neighbor's driveway. Anyway, this one is visible from the window above the kitchen sink and I can officially report that hummingbirds do love these strange blooms. Thank god, there are a lot of them in my garden so the busy little guys should be fixed for food for awhile at least.
We're in the back garden now, here's Eriobotrya japonica, the loquat. Another couple of weeks and the scent of these flowers will be filling their corner of the back garden.
No scent here that I'm aware of, but the pendulous blooms of Stachyurus salicifolius make up for it by appearing in such large numbers. Obviously these aren't yet flowers, but the yellow foliage of Hamamelis x intermedia 'Rochester' looked so festive behind the blooms-to-be that I included them anyway.
Weather Diary, Nov 15: Hi 56, Low 47/ Precip .05
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