It is a bit stormy here in the Pacific NW this weekend. So far no damage in our neighborhood, but the news showcased several trees down in various parts of Portland, so I think we’re just lucky over here in our corner of the city. There are still things blooming here – several of which you’ve seen before.
My red Abutilon is still going strong.
So is the Fuchsia magellanica…
… and the Hot Cocoa rose too, is still putting out buds.
There are still a few blossoms on the Zauschnerias, but even more interesting – I noticed blue berries on the Myrtis communis!
Until today, I had no idea Myrtle actually bears fruit! How about that!
The Magnolia has flowered all summer, and will flower until frost.
The Cotinus ‘Golden Spirit’ seed head was sparkling after the rain.
Wet, and looking droopier than normal, the tails of Pennisetum purpureum are still pretty.
Can’t get enough of the cute little flowers of the Aztec sweet herb – Phyla scaberrina. They are just adorable, and so perfect with their purple leaves.
I’ve got to get that top heavy Bronze fennel out of there before the seeds fall off. A Calico aster in the background.
The Chocolate Eupatorium is finally blooming. Sorry about the politics, but this one is SO important! The fiery fall color of the Stewartia in the background. I will say goodbye to this tree when it goes dormant – I have found it a better home. But for now, I do enjoy it very, very much.
Not sure which I like better – the spent or the new flowers on Santolina ‘Lemon Fizz’. I kind of like the dark, spent dots on their black stalks.
I love when the leaves of the Bitter orange tree (Poncirus trifoliata) turn yellow.
A NOID perennial sunflower I got as a gift. It is still in its pot, and although it has suffered mightily over the summer, it is an admirably tough plant as it has recovered from several close calls when I forgot to water it. A keeper, for sure.
Clematis henryi is still blooming – it is quite the trooper.
Mahonia gracilipes is full of its tiny flowers.
A few sporadic blooms on Begonia ‘Santa Cruz’. It didn’t do all that well for me this year, but fair enough – it got planted late, and probably had too much shade. Well, I’m grateful for the few I got.
I liked this orange Cuphea (Strybing sunset) with…
…this thorny Solanum pyracantha. They were supposed to go in a planter together, but never actually got planted. Oh well – they are taking the high road, and acting like everything is okay. They deserved better than they got, this year.
I guess one can’t have an October Bloom Day post without some sort of Aster. I’ll let this one round out the set. Appropriately for the day, it is bowing its heads to the weather gods who have watered them quite liberally today.
Click over to Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what else blooms in gardens the world over.