Begonias and Pelargonium
Although tuberous begonias are common as dirt, their large size and saturated colors make them feel exotic to me.
Origanum 'Kent Beauty'
The early-flowering deciduous magnolias sometimes surprise me with a few random summer blooms as well.
Clerodendrum bungei frolicking with Japanese anemones.
Albizia julibrissin covered in bloom. So are the paths, plants, pond beneath the arching branches of this messy but beautiful tree.
Fuchsias, abutilons, and begonias oh my. What a jungle!
Abutilon 'Victor Reiter' is in a big pot. will it make it inside the greenhouse for the winter with some other tender Abutilons or be left out in the cold?
Surprise! Violas from last winter popping up here and there.
Hibiscus, having successfully battled with whitefly and spider mites is happily blooming!
Not quite yet blooms but the heart patterned grafted cactus mutant has two buds on it.
Some echeveria or other.
Abutilon 'Red Tiger'
Looks like slugs are enjoying this dahlia as much as I.
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Golden Arrow'
This season's first Colchicum autumnale are popping up.
Lonicera 'Sweet Tea' perfuming the air.
Eryngium blooms acting as a trellis for Tropaeolum speciosum planted last season at the feet of Berberis 'Orange Rocket.' Oh well, it'll grow where it grows and I'll be happy to have it.
Phygelius which seems intent on world domination. It's planted in a bed with other like-minded spreaders. It's been time to pull everything out of that bed and start again for several years now. Oh well, winter will clean it up a bit and it can be put out of mind for a while.
Happy GBBD everyone!