Happy Bloom Day!
I put this sunflower in the tibouchina thinking they'd bloom at the same time. Of course they will, but not yet. This is that familiar old Bloom Day flower shyness.
I like the Cobaea scandens flowers most of all when they first open.
After this, they get really dark. Is there a word for the ripening of flower color? It would be nice to arrest the color ripening at this stage. There is a white-flowering Cobaea scandens, but there's nothing in between.
This plant's also being shy. Those are all buds.
Is this Berlandiera lyrata? I know I grew some from seed, but I got distracted and lost all track of my seed sowing efforts this spring.
This Francoa sonchifolia.
But that's not its foliage. The flower spikes should be quite vertical, but this one has leaned to near-horizontal. Whatareyougonnado. I'll have to get another picture with the foliage, because the foliage is nice.
Fuchsia bolivana 'Alba'.
I cut back Anisodontaea capensis pretty hard when I planted it here, but it made some more flowers.
I also recently cut off all the flowers on the the scarlet runner bean (Phaseolus coccineus 'Sunset') because I wanted more foliage. It's got lots more foliage now, and the flowers are coming back.
This Oxypetalum caeruleum is new to me. It's just a tiny thing.
Small pictures of big things.
Keckiella cordifolia seems to be winding down,
Just like the July Bloom Day post.
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