Monday, November 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day- November 2010

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.

dicentra splendens

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.

erigeron wayne roderick

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.

amaranth and grasshopper

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.

deppea splendens

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.

tecoma sunset

My cheery Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum' refuses to quit blooming.

tanacetum parthenium aureum

And I've got Aloe and Helleborus blooms on the way.

aloe vanbalenii bud

helleborus argutifolius

Thank you to May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers Bloom Day!

7 comments:

  1. I don't think I have been here before. This is a very beautifully design blog. Your images are lovely as well.

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  2. Going to have to investigate that Deppea splendens - beautiful blooms, minimal water and dappled shade: sounds like a keeper.

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  3. Lovely post...that Amaranth is spectacular!

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  4. Thanks everyone!

    RBell-unfortunately that Deppea splendens is hard to get ahold of. Has an interesting story, extinct in wild and right before the last stand was bulldozed some cuttings were brought back to SF Bot. All the existing plants have been propagated from those cuttings. Thank goodness it wasn't lost completely!

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