The days are winding down so I've been taking photos like mad.
|Dahlia 'Dutch Explosion' is still exploding.|
|Abutilon 'Nabob' is such a sweet thing.|
|Rosa 'Jacques Cartier' is one of my favorite roses. Every few days it puts out a few roses for me to bring inside.|
|This crazy Alstromeria has been blooming nonstop since it began back in May.|
|Rosa 'Jeanne LaJoie' is a miniature climber that I love.|
|Pelargonium 'Filbert' is still blooming.|
|I purchased Indigofera kirilowii from Nowlen's Bridge Perennials |
in early July. I cut it back and it came back strong.
|Thanks to multiple trips to Fry Road Nursery in the past several years,|
I've got Fuchsia madness in my garden. This one is 'Baby Ann'.
|F. hatsbashi is a "climber" but needs support. It also reseeds!|
|F. 'Baby Ann'|
|Another shot of 'Baby Ann.' I can't help myself.|
|Fuchsia 'Island Sunset' is a variegated cascading variety. And hardy!|
|The foliage on these little Impatiens is getting sad but the flowers are still cute.|
|Impatiens species from Fry Road. I am going to attempt to winter over this tender guy.|
|Tinantia erecta that I grew from seed is still blooming. Such a darling shade-lover.|
|The stamens remain after the petals have dropped.|
They remind me of little tongues.
|The other day, my Melianthus major really captivated me with a sprinkling of dew.|
I took a bunch of photos.
|Overkill, yes but you have to admit this foliage is pretty cool.|
|On the left, you can see I expanded this bed a bit to make room for next year's growth|
(hopefully) on my clump of Japanese Blood Grass.
|Random shot of the north part of the garden. The Heptacodium miconioides (Seven-Son Flower)|
is dropping its leaves and making a mess.
|Here is a shot of my Seven-Son Flower. It's been in the ground here|
since 2002 so it's quite mature. However you can see that it has failed
as it does every years, to form the pink calyxes.
|Here you can see that a few have formed.|
|And here, sorry for the blur.|
|In the red pot is Astilbe 'Color Flash'. The leaves are solid green but they're supposed to look like this:|
My question is, how much sun does it need to color up?