Of all the Soap Aloes (Aloe maculata), only the one in the backyard still has its lone stalk topped by a colorful cluster of flowers.
A single bloom is all that remains on any of the Rock Rose (Pavonia lasiopetala) plants - it appears that any more of its hot pink blossoms will have to wait until next spring.
The Philippine Violets (Barleria cristata) have had a fair number of blooms, but they too have mostly faded, leaving only a handful of blooms still open.
New Plants in the Garden
One of my Ground Orchids (Spathoglottis plicata) started blooming back in September, and the blooms are still hanging in there. And another that I have potted has recently started sending up a bloom stalk - not sure how it'll do when I transition it out of the coming cold.
Tall and lanky, the Forsythia Sage (Salvia madrensis) has clusters of yellow blossoms at the end of its stalks, adding splashes of bright color above the other vegetation.
A single bloom adorns my Marilyn's Choice Abutilon, its bi-colored lantern-like flower hanging down from one of the lower branches.
The recently added Cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum) has such vibrant colors and delicate petals that it catches the eye.
Soon to be brought inside, my Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi) is on the verge of opening its colorful red and pink blooms.
The berries of the Nandina (Nandina domestica) are starting their transition from green, through shades of orange, to their eventual vibrant red.
More and more of the Chile Petin's (Capsicum annuum var. aviculare) shiny green berries are transitioning to their bright red winter color.
It always surprises me when I discover the dull red berries on my Dwarf Chinese Holly (Ilex cornuta 'Rotunda') as it does not produce berries all that often.
But the garden's Possumhaw (Ilex decidua) always put on a fall/winter show with large quantities of bright red berries adorning the trees. And they'll show even more once the trees start dropping their leaves.
Be sure to visit May Dream Gardens to see what is blooming in other gardens.