She's still pumping out blooms, but they're getting pretty beat up by the weather. See that little green dot on the wiry stem behind the flower? That's my favorite part, what's left behind when the petals drop.
The seeds from Metapanax delavayi are so dark and plentiful this year, and they're fleeting like flowers. Last year a group of birds swooped in and ate them all in one quick go of it.
The Abutilon 'Nuabtang' keeps pushing out one bloom. Just one.
It fades and the next one opens.
I was out cleaning up fallen leaves the other day and got a strong hit of loquat—Eriobotrya japonica—fragrance.
The large pleated leaves are why I grow this plant, but the flowers, their pleasant odor, and the possibility of fruit are nice a nice bonus.
I took my Bloomday photos a little early, during a sunny break in the rain. I was hoping the warmth of that sun would open the final Passiflora 'Amethyst Jewel buds, but it was not to be.
Loropetalum chinense var. rubrum 'Hindwarf'
Since I was nearby I snapped a photo of the variegated gingko leaves. They had just the slightest tinge of yellow to them. I'll be watching, hoping to catch them turning to yellow. Watch my Instagram account for an update when it happens, if you're curious.
Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress'
Fatsia japonica 'Murakumo Nishiki'
Straight up Fatsia japonia
This one is fun, Indigofera amblyantha that's grown up through the Fatsia japonica and is using it as support.
Cyperus alternifolius, a variegated version.
The NOID rosemary cozied up to an Agave x leopoldii.
I'm rather amazed the bougainvillea is still going—it is November in Oregon afterall.
I was rather thrilled to get a shot of the actual flower tucked within the papery bracts.
Mahonia x media 'Charity' is blooming all around town. Mine is holding off a bit.
Tetrapanax doing it's annual push to bloom. Will it be thwarted once again?
Last month for Bloomday there were cyclamen flowers, this month they're gone but the foliage has appeared—along with thousands of leaves from the neighbor's dogwood tree.
My final two Bloomday photos are from the basement garden. I bought this Schlumbergera last spring, having no idea what color the blooms would be, but the pot was bursting with healthy plants and I knew I could divide it into several and have fun using it in various hanging planters. Now I've got lots and lots of pink flowers.
Oh well, they brighten up the basement. For more November blooms visit Bloomday's hostess Carol and her blog May Dreams Gardens.
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