Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day September 2009


There isn't much to show on this bloom day.  Up until a few days ago, there had been almost no rain here at this house in two months.  There are always the old standbys....the pots on the porch, who get shade and extra attention.  Pots with blue plumbago...

a pretty, deep pink begonia....
a new bougainvillea...

and, some more periwinkle.

The Purpleheart has finally bloomed again.
And, we can always depend on the yellow Bulbine.

It must like being crowded into this pot.

Out in the yard, the Salvia 'Indigo Spires' is beginning to bloom again.

As is the yellow Lantana....

and the red Autumn sage, salvia greggii.

A week ago, this area was dry and pretty bare.  Then the rains came....

and, seemingly overnight, all these little sprouts showed up.

I think it's Horseherb, calyptocarpus vialis.  It's everywhere.

And, there are Rain Lilies, cooperia pedunculata....a big name for this delicate little flower.  They pop up out of nowhere, after a rain...thus the common name. 

So, that's it for this time.  Hopefully, more things will perk up.  We're having a bit of cooler weather and the rain we've had the last week has given things a new lease on life...that includes the gardener.

Time to get out there and work in the garden again.

If you'd like to see other Garden Bloggers Bloomday posts, head on over to May Dreams Garden.

4 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Your blog is very nice! Glad I found it because of BGBD.
    Thanks for sharing your blooms.
    Rosey

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  2. I love horseherb. I think it's a fantastic groundcover, particular in a wooded area. When it's filled out, it looks amazing. And no mowing required!

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  3. wow what an awesome post. i love the blue flowers. i think they are plumbago.lovely pics.

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