There's not a heck of a lot going on right now, bloom-wise. All the usual characters are represented.
Fuchsia bolivina var. alba
I cut down the yellow tarweeds (Madia elegans) after taking this picture. The Verbena bonariensis is looking tired too, but I let it stay. Butterflies come for it every day.
Cobaea scandens is typically loaded with flowers.
Little Crocus speciosus comes up in several spots, but the recent hard rains knocked them all down to the ground. All except for this one:
On the subject of geophytes, I'm not sure what this is supposed to be. I would assume Amaryllis belladonna except that it's so late in October.
I pinched back the blessedly weedy native Symphotrichum chilensis to see if it would make more flowers in a few places. Not so much.
This unusual Arctotis grandis with a blue disk flower (from Annie's Annuals, of course) has a lot of flowers, but the stems are tall and floppy in my garden. I can only enjoy one flower at a time.
In the back near my work area, my last sunflower of 2009 shares space with Asclepias curassavica.
Meanwhile, something is chewing on the lemon. Something is always chewing on the lemon.
The flowers are still very fragrant, which is nice because there is some sort of dead animal in an inaccessible corner stinking up the place. I'm going away for a couple days. Hopefully the bad smell will be gone when I get back.
For more Bloom Day fun, visit May Dreams Gardens on the 15th of any month.