Here's a record of what's blooming in my garden this October.
|Arbutus unedo 'Compacta' is covered in flowers, and often frequented by hummingbords|
|Most years it has both flowers and last year's strawberry-shaped fruit at the same time, but not this year|
|A handful of Calendulas are still hanging on, despite some very cold overnight temperatures, close to freezing|
|Helianthus and purple Aster|
|A couple of California poppies have rebloomed since our return of rain|
|Most of the Echinaceas are dried seedheads, but they have produced a few new blooms|
|Hardy Geranium 'Wargrave Pink' goes on all summer and into fall|
|Sedum 'Autumn Joy' is mostly finished blooming, I think, sometimes it's hard to tell|
|This Japanese Anemone whose name I've lost has produced one bloom, it's in a terrible weed-infested spot where it gets neither enough sun nor enough water|
The tuberous Begonias are still flowering, although the foliage doesn't look its best.
Dahlias are still flowering heavily too, although the rain we've had has beaten some of them down a bit. I'll have to try to remember to give them more support next year.
|Dahlia 'Black Beauty'|
|Dinner plate Dahlia|
|Leaning over (I won't show the ones that have planted their faces all the way down in the dirt)|
|Geranium 'Ann Folkard'|
|Most of the oakleaf Hydrangea flowers have turned brown, but there are a couple of new white ones|
|I've lost track of the name of this pink Hydrangea still growing in a pot, I wonder if some day I'll get it in the ground|
|I was very late getting my Brugmansias out of the garage, and they only started flowering about two weeks ago, just in time to go back in|
All the tender plants have made it into the greenhouse to be overwintered once again, and a few are flowering.
|Begonia 'Little Brother Montgomery' stands in for all the other leafy Begonias, since all their flowers pretty much look the same|
|I realized when I moved my Hindu Rope Hoya into the greenhouse that it has been producing flower clusters for a while, since there were quite a few dried ones|
Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day on the fifteenth of the month. Check out her post here