For some reason, I thought that dinosaur hatching season was in the spring/summer but there seems to be an early bird or a late bloomer in my garden. Do you suppose this has something to do with climate change?
Out in a parking strip, Melianthus major 'Antonow's Blue' is looking especially lush.
Long-spent stems from Romneya coulteri always look hideous in the fall and winter. Should I cut them to the ground? New growth emerges from the stems in the spring so I'm not sure.
The mystery arctostaphylos that had variegated leaves for several years now is entirely green. Must have been a disease of some sort but it sure was beautiful. Blooms in the fall are nice too.
I've waited to see orange fruit on my persimmon for years. Finally the tree was mature enough and I cut away enough overhanging foliage that part of it was in enough sun.
I see these from my kitchen window and they make me smile. I almost want to leave them for ornamental value and not eat them.
Must be early November as the first of the holiday cacti has started blooming. Others moved to the greenhouse and they're a bit behind as it's cooler out there. Fortunately, it looks like there will be blooms from now through January.
Last but not least, the bud on Zamia furfuracea (a cycad also called cardboard palm) is growing larger.
Can you believe that there's only one week left in November? How time flies.