A few stalwarts still blooming
During a break in the rain I took a quick stroll through the garden and snapped a few photos of what’s still in bloom. It was good to see how much color there still is. Aside from the cold spell over Thanksgiving, our weather has been fairly mild, prolonging the flowering season of these late bloomers.
Wouldn’t it be nice it we made it through the winter without any more frost? Or is the mere act of expressing that wish asking for trouble?
|Butterfly ginger (Hedychium coronarium)|
I bought 10 rhizomes from an eBay seller in Hawaii
a few years ago and this is the first year they’ve bloomed.
In fact, I didn’t see the first blossom until mid-November.
I have high hopes for next year!
|Lavender (Lavandula sp.)|
Lavender blooms almost year round in our climate.
|Bog sage (Salvia uliginosa) |
Like most sages, an indefatigable bloomer for us.
|Rose leaf sage (Salvia involucrata var. puberula)|
5 feet tall now and blooming non-stop since late summer.
|Grass aloe hybrid (Aloe 'Grassy Lassie')|
A typical winter blooming aloe.
|Echeveria (Echeveria imbricata hybrid)|
|Giant farfugium (Farfugium japonicum giganteum)|
One of my favorite shade perennials.
In addition to these late bloomers, I spotted a few plants about to start blooming.
|Flower stalk of Aloe microstigma|
Another winter-blooming aloe.