The newest arrivals are these:
|The Anemone hupensis japonica came with the garden and aren't prolific bloomers in my climate but I love them just the same|
|Cuttings of this Plectranthus ciliatus 'Zulu Wonder' came with me from my former garden. It's one of my favorite plants but needs a good bit of shade - and it doesn't much like being trod on by construction workers.|
|This is a Salvia leucantha 'Santa Barbara' I thought had died. If you look carefully at the stem in the middle, you'll see a lurking crab spider. They're suddenly everywhere in my garden.|
|Senna bicapsularis finally produced its first blooms this past weekend. Despite a hard pruning earlier in the year, the stems are very tall, making the flowers hard to photograph.|
|The flowers of Vitex trifolia aren't especially impressive but the shrub itself, bearing leaves with purple undersides, is attractive|
My cutting garden is still the source of the majority of my flowers. If the following photos look familiar, that's probably because you saw very similar ones last month.
|I can't put names to most of the Zinnia elegans currently in bloom so I'll let them all go incognito|
|Other cutting garden blooms include: noID Cosmos bipinnatus (top), Amaranthis caudatus (bottom left) and Rudbeckia 'Denver Daisy' (bottom right)|
Elsewhere in the garden, a few of the plants that bloomed earlier in the year are responding to our cooler nights with another flush of flowers.
|From left to right: Bauhinia x blakeana, Leptospermum scoparium 'Pink Pearl' and Leonotis leonurus|
Meanwhile a variety of stalwarts continue to put on a good show.
|Abelia grandiflora 'Hopley's Variegated' is having a very good year|
|This bed, dominated to Pennisetum 'Rubrum', Lantana 'Lucky White' and Grevillea 'Peaches & Cream', has stood up really well against the construction mess associated with our ongoing remodeling project|
|Although closer to the action, this bed containing Grevillea 'Superb' and Cuphea 'Vermillionaire' has also done remarkably well|
|Some of my Leucadendrons, 'Devil's Blush' (left) and 'Winter Red' (right), are continuing to put on good imitations of flowers|
|Pennisetum 'Rubrum' is such a star it deserves a second look|
I'll wrap up as usual with the flowers keeping a lower profile this month.
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