|This year, Plectranthus 'Zulu Wonder' is keeping happy company with burgundy flowered Pelargonium peltatum (ivy geranium)|
The late-comers, Barleria obtusa and Senna bicapsularis, have barely said hello but I expect they'll both be coloring up the garden within the next couple of weeks.
|Barleria obtusa (bush violet) shows signs of wishing to take over various sections of my garden but, with healthy green foliage and masses of purple-blue flowers, I can forgive it almost anything|
|The first buds of Senna bicapsularis 'Worley's Butter Cream' opened just yesterday and, as the plant serves as host to sulphur butterflies, I expect to see them make an appearance soon too|
Tagetes lemmonii is also late in making its regular fall appearance, probably due to tardy pruning, but the dwarf form is trying to make up for its absence with a carpet of bright yellow blooms.
|The compact form is right at home at the base of Agave 'Jaws' and Leucadendron 'Wilson's Wonder'|
While Eustoma grandiflorum has moved on prematurely, leaving only a few blooms behind, Pennisetum advena 'Rubrum' continues its long seasonal performance.
|Two of the 5 purple fountain grass clumps in my garden|
I discovered a few surprises on my rounds.
|I inherited a few Anemone hupehensis japonica with the garden but they bloom only sporadically and in small numbers if at all|
|This Tibouchina urvilleana (Princess Flower), also inherited with the garden, has produced more blooms this year than I can ever recall it doing in the 6+ years we've had the garden|
The rest is bits and pieces of this and that.
I'll close with blooms of 2 of the prettier weeds in my garden.
|Top row: tiny cream-colored blooms of Artemisia ludoviciana|
Second row: the buff-colored blooms of Helichrysum petiolare 'Silver Mist'
That's it for my October bloom summary. Visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens for more posts celebrating Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.
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