Well, it's pretty slim pickins' out in my garden right now. I've got a few stragglers still blooming from summer and some winter bloomers that just going into bud.
My Dicentra splendens vine is still pumping out the blooms. I let is scramble through an 'Alphonse Karr' bamboo and have hardly given it any all water all year but it is still doing great.
Another toughie is the Erigeron 'Wayne Roderick' I have in my super sunny and dry parking strip. It stopped blooming during the height of the dry season but once we got a couple of rains it put out a bunch of lavender blooms.
I let my Amaranth reseed every year. I love the tall red seedy plumes that return reliably and give a nice pop of color to the summer garden.
My Deppea splendens is still going too. The tiny, impossibly long stems that the large clusters of flowers dangle from always astound me. This has been another tough shrub that has thrived on minimal water in dappled shade.
I think my favorite bloomer has got to be my orange Esperanza, Tecoma 'Sunset'. It puts on quite a show, the bees love it and it will continue to bloom even as it is dropping all its leaves for winter.
My cheery Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum' refuses to quit blooming.
And I've got Aloe and Helleborus blooms on the way.
Thank you to May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!