I woke up groggy and I'm off to a slow start this fine Bloom Day morning. Composing a blog post feels almost beyond my reach. Let's see if I can pull this off.
We'll start on the deck where a potted tuberose is blooming.
San Francisco's white sky sure doesn't offer much contrast.
Sometimes I forget to include Cobaea scandens in my Bloom Day posts, which is crazy because it dominates the garden by sheer mass and it's had flowers since February.
Believe it or not, hummers visit these flowers poking their little bills under the sex parts and finding some nectar there I guess.
The Fuchsia could very well bloom all year too.
I'm growing some of the all-red form from seed. I have a few, so if you want one, let me know. If you live in a frosty place, you'd have to keep it indoors during the winter. In a sunroom, perhaps. It should do well in a pot.
I have a blurry orange dahlia.
I have big squash flowers on tiny little plants. Sheesh!
I would have more princess flowers, but I cut this shrub back really hard last night. And I've decided to start watering it.
I forgot the name of this plant.
It's from Annie's Annuals, and I seem to recall it starts with an I. It's a tall spike with reddish flowers that bloom up its length. (I seem to have a thing for plants like that.)
I can't remember the new name of Aster chilensis, either. I could do a Google search, but I'm too groggy.
This passionflower vine isn't very flowery. It never has more than one or two flowers at any given time.
How long does it take sunflowers to go from dead head to seed?
I'd like to let them ripen, but...
One of my two cupheas is exploding with blooms, the other one not so much. Here's the bloomy one.
I'm going to move this Epilobium this winter, but I'm not sure where too. It dies back at the base this time of year and that part needs to be obscured.
Okay. That should do it. I'm going to stop now. I need to do other things. Happy Bloom Day.
Link Bloom Day Central at May Dreams Gardens.
Link to last year's September Bloom Day, a lot of which I don't even have any more.