Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pre-Thanksgiving bloom day

I always seem to miss the monthly Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. To make up for it, here is my own pre-Thanksgiving bloom day celebration.

In late November, the garden isn’t the riot of flowers and colors it is in the summer, but I did find more flowers than I expected. Some winter-blooming succulents, like jade plant and many aloes, are just getting started. With any luck, I’ll be able to post more flower pictures in December.

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Farfugium japonicum ‘Argenteum’

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Dwarf butterfly bush (Buddleia ‘Flutterby’)

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Abutilon ‘Souvenir de Bonn

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Roseleaf sage (Salvia involucrata)

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Roseleaf sage (Salvia involucrata)

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Pink autumn sage (Salvia greggii ‘Pink’)

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Pink autumn sage (Salvia greggii ‘Pink’)

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Electric blue sage (Salvia chamaedryoides)

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Electric blue sage (Salvia chamaedryoides)

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Aloe cryptopoda (aka Aloe wickensii)

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Crassula ovata (foreground); blooming Aloe cryptopoda is behind it on the right

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Jade plant (Crassula ovata)

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Jade plant (Crassula ovata)

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Leucadendron laureolum × salignum ‘Safari Sunset’ just getting started

6 comments:

  1. I had no idea that Jade plants bloomed!

    You've got some nice Salvias there -- I never heard of S. involucrata before.

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    1. I see jade plants blooming profusely in the Bay Area every winter. Here the weather has to be warm enough in November to trigger flower production, and it certainly has been this year. I hope we'll stay well above freezing for a good while yet so the flowers open up. They're not super showy but they're quite pretty en masse.

      Salvia involucrata is a good 5 ft. tall but tends to flop over because the flowers are heavy. It's a beautiful salvia for sure.

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  2. Better late than never! Great to see some Salvia blooms in your garden. Seriously thinking of adding a few to ours next year :)

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    1. You should! Salvias look great in just about any style of garden. We have a couple of dozen salvia species and add new ones each year to replace the ones that aren't quite hardy (species from southern Mexico).

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  3. Those photos of the Sage & (I'm guessing) Deschampsia are stunning...so perfect for Autumn!

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    1. Thank you, Scott! The grass is Elliott's love grass (Eragrostis elliottii). It's absolutely stunning at this time of year.

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