Saturday, October 15, 2011

Flower Power: GBBD October 2011

On the fifteenth of every month, May Dream Gardens invites us to participate in Garden Blogger's Bloom Day.  Though my garden finally received an inch or more of rain, and temperatures have dropped from the summer's crazy highs - the garden is still almost completely devoid of blossoms.

Established Plants

Though it has only a few blooms, the intense red flowers of the Mountain Sage (Salvia regla) are still quite nice.

 The Liriope (Liriope spicata) has been blooming steadily for about a month.

Probably the steadiest performer in my garden, the bright pink blooms of the Rock Rose (Pavonia lasiopetala) are always appreciated.

West Texas Mist Flower (Conoclinium greggii) sprawls across its area, each stem terminating in a cluster of hairy, light purple blooms.

Flower Wannabes

Having dropped most of its leaves due to this summer's heat and drought, the berries of the Possumhaw (Ilex decidua) are just starting to change to their red coloration.

The Chile Petin's (Capsicum annuum var. aviculare) green berries will eventually turn bright red.
Be sure to visit May Dream Gardens and see what is blooming.