Friday, November 15, 2013

Flower Power: GBBD November 2013

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Established Plants

Dwarf Mexican Firebush (Hamelia patens 'Compacta')

 Toad Lily (Tricyrtis lasiocarpa)

 Mountain Sage (Salvia regla)

 Philippine Violet (Barleria cristata)

 Pale Pavonia (Pavonia hastata)

 Forsythia Sage (Salvia madrensis)

 Soap Aloe (Aloe maculata)

New Plants in the Garden 

Turk's Cap 'Big Momma'


Potted Plants

Stapelia incomparabilis

Flower Wannabes

 Dwarf Buford Holly (Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii Nana'

 American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)

 Dwarf Chinese Holly (Ilex cornuta 'Rotunda')


Joe Pye Shrub (Eupatorium viburnoides)


  1. Lovely blooms especially that stapelia bloom. And I covet that American beautyberry. The smaller, darker berries are really stunning. Where are your mockingbirds? They usually have stripped those berries by now. Happy bloom day. Did you escape the freeze? We didn't

    1. Not sure why the Mockingbirds haven't stripped either the Beautyberry or pepper plants. Didn't see any freeze damage - but suspect we may have briefly touched 32. I know you always seem to get hammered by cold weather considerably worse than my garden (it's like you're in a bubble from a different zone).

  2. Beautiful to think of color and flowers, just as the snow starts to fly where I live in upstate New York. I love the various sages and the beautyberry.

  3. It must make up some for the long hot summer having a lot of nice flowers in the fall. I like the bright red of the Turk's Cap. The Joe Pye weed must be a really late bloomer.

  4. Hi from Nebraska! Wow! You have lots of colors in the autumn, up here almost everything is brown already. Great pictures!

  5. Wonderful photos and wonderful plants. The stapelia is lovely but I bet it smells awful. The Hamelia patens is gorgeous, do you think it would grow in a pot in the greenhouse?

    1. Don't see why the Hamelia wouldn't, but it is a small shrub so it'd need a large pot.