Can you believe that it's already the middle of October? Fall has definitely arrived in my garden with some fresh blooms but most of what's blooming now has been blooming most of the summer.
Here are some of the fall bloomers:
Japanese Anemone 'Lucky Charm'
Impatiens omeiana 'Silver Pink'
Mahonia 'Soft Caress'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'
The first blooms of Viburnum x bodnantense 'dawn' perfuming the air. This workhorse of a shrub will flower until late spring.
Next are things that have been blooming for months now:
New Guinea Impatiens
Some of the many hardy fuchsias.
F. 'Black Cherry'
'John Maynard Scales'
Tuberous begonias bloom over a long period of time, are easy to grow and can either be thought of as annuals or the tubers can be thrown, pot and all into a dark dry place for the winter and they'll start sending up new growth in about February or March.
A shocking pink bloom on Pelargonium (geranium)
'Fragrant Cloud' rose will represent many that have put on a new flush of bloom.
A surprise encore from the variegated Ceanothus in the hell strip.
Abutilon 'Red Tiger'
Out in the greenhouse, the big brugmansia is welcoming all his summer-vacationing friends back inside for the cold months.
Happy GBBD all!