As I said last month, I can't recall if this is Fascicularia bicolor or Fascicularia pitcairnifolia. Either way, the leaves continued to color up until they reached this dark red state, then the center expanded and eventually the small blooms opened, blue with little yellow bits.
The show is quick!
Another bloom in the bromeliad family, a yellow guzmania. This one was a gift, arriving in my garden just a couple of weeks ago. It's definitely jazzed things up as we head into autumn (or what ever this season is).
This NOID tillandsia with a bloomspike came from the same friend, and I am enjoying the hell out of it.
Paris polyphylla 'Heronswood Form'
Two different mahonia getting their bloom on; Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress' and Mahonia eurybracteata 'Indianola Silver'.
All of my Tetrapanax papyrifer are pushing out flower buds. Our freak weather should give me hope that they might actually make it to opening this year before a freeze kills them off. However there is talk of a change coming. Maybe even a frost by the end of the month. Only time will tell.
Persicaria microcephala ‘Red Dragon’
Eriobotrya japonica, loquat.
Passiflora lutea, tiny little things.
Flowers? What flowers? Cobea scandens is an amazing vine for it's foliage.
Not so much for the blooms. I think I've had four of them open? Here's another thinking about it. No hurry. Take your time. Looser.
Indigofera amblyantha, making the hummingbirds happy.
NOID rosemary, making the ants happy (ant butt there in the center flower).
I'll wrap this bloomday post—hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens, and officially happening tomorrow, the 15th—with the tiny flowers of Mahonia gracilipes. The hummingbirds are enjoying this one too, as are (evidently) the bees.
At just about a quarter inch or so these flowers are tiny, but very colorful...
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