Temperatures have been slowly falling since Wednesday and there's a rumor of drizzle in the forecast but I think real rain is still a pipe dream.
Perhaps as a response to the warm afternoons, some spring/summer bloomers have made a reappearance. I posted pictures of reblooming daylilies earlier this week but other plants that generally flower during the first half of the year have also made walk-on appearances.
|Pale blue Agapanthus bloom|
|Pink Alstroemeria (no ID)|
|Ruffled Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta daisy)|
|Fresh bloom on Papaver nudicaule (Iceland poppy)|
|Another Iceland poppy|
However, the biggest show-offs at present are a few of the fall bloomers.
|Camellia sasanqua (no ID)|
|Close up of the Camellia blooms|
|Correa pulchella 'Pink Eyre' looks better in person than in my photos|
|Senna (Cassia) bicapsularis is making a bigger splash now than she did when I featured her as a favorite plant at the end of October|
A few of my recent purchases are also flowering.
|Grevillea 'Superb' (Yes, I finally found an acceptable place for her!)|
|Phygelius x rectus 'Salmon Leap' is settling in bordered by Abelia 'Kaleidoscope'|
|I broke down and put in a few pansies right before our most recent mini-heatwave|
|A somewhat fuzzy picture of the first blooms from Salvia mexicana 'Limelight'|
And some of the plants that have pumped out flowers for months are still going strong.
|Celosia argentea var spicata is turning tawny but still has presence in the back border|
|Osteospermum ecklonis '3DSilver' has bloomed all year but the blooms have become more prolific as the weather cools|
|Pelargonium 'Pink Blizzard' and Calibracohoa 'Cherry Star' have provided non-stop blooms in pots near the front door|
Even my beloved Plectranthus ciliatus 'Zulu Warrior' still has some blooms.
|Plectranthus ciliatus 'Zulu Warrior'|
All in all, I'm not doing half bad in the bloom department for mid-November. Please visit Carol's May Dreams Gardens for bloom connections from around the world.