The next one took me by surprise. It's reported to bloom in winter and spring but it seems to march to its own internal drumbeat.
|This is Correa pulchella 'Pink Eyre'. It's been in my dry garden for years and occasionally throws out a bloom here or there but this month it's positively dripping in flowers.|
There are also some foliage standouts.
|Ordinary Santolina chamaecyparissus has done very well in a dry area of my back garden. It asks for little and provides a nice contrast to all the green around it.|
I started this post with a photo of Barleria obtusa. When I was looking into methods of propagating Barleria obtusa, I unexpectedly turned up a connection to another favorite plant in my October garden.
Sometimes plant identification drives me crazy. Don't even let me get started on succulents.
Visit Loree at danger garden to see what she and other gardeners have on their favorites lists this month.
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