It's almost the middle of November and the thermometer has yet to descend to that place where old man winter ruins everything and makes me sad. The hummers are fighting over Fuchsia and Salvia nectar and I'm happy with the few remaining flowers scattered about my borders. No frost, but it's been raining cats and dogs, so working the soil is a muddy mess, evidenced by the yuck clinging to my garden shoes after digging and moving my Indigofera for hopefully the last time.
My camera has never done a crystal clear job of capturing fuchsias. I should investigate the problem but until then, my apologies for the the blurry photos
|Fuchsia 'Simon J. Rowell'|
|Fuchsia 'Debron's Black Cherry'|
|A potted Fuchsia 'Foolke' (I think.)|
|Fuchsia 'Mrs. John D. Fredricks'|
|Fuchsia 'Golden Herald' not looking so golden these days|
|Fuchsia magellianica 'Hawkshead'|
|Fuchsia 'Beacon Rose'|
|Rain-soaked blossoms of Fuchsia 'Burgundean'|
|NOID... This is my oldest hybrid Fuchsia, planted around 2000.|
I didn't save the tag.
|Fuchsia 'Flash' looking more purple than red here.|
|Fuchsia 'Tom Woods'|
|Fuchsia 'Steel & Stars' -- New this year from Dancing Oaks.|
I hope it survives the winter.
I have two clematis that are still blooming.
|Clematis florida sieboldii, just opening|
|Clematis florida 'Alba Plena' just finishing.|
Isn't the flower interesting?
|Alstroemeria 'TriColor' -- the more creamy yellow plant|
|Alstroemeria 'TriColor' -- the more white and pink plant|
|Brachyscome 'Radiant Magenta'|
I'm going to try to winter this over, protecting it from the coldest weather.
|Salvia involucrata got huge and|
took way too long to finally bloom but it's perty.
|Salvia glabrescens 'Momobana'|
This is a newbie from Dancing Oaks. Like S. involucrata, it's a late bloomer
but it's a compact thing, topping out at 2' x 2'.
|Rosa mutabilis is the working-est rose ever!|
|Rosa 'Darlow's Enigma'|
|NOID ... a little miniature rose who, like me, refuses to give up on summer.|
|Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin'|
|Little Blue Star Creeper stars (Isotoma fluviatilis)|
|Coreopsis 'Mercury Rising'|
|Geranium 'Jolly Bee' rising above Nepeta foliage|
|Heuchera 'Paris' divisions blooming away|
|Daphne transylvanica 'Eternal Fragrance'|
|A close up of D. t. 'Eternal Fragrance'|
|Daphne transylvanica 'Summer Ice'|
|Choisya ternata is really looking nice|
|Another water-soaked goodie, pink flowered California poppy.|
|Another little cluster on my 'Ayesha' Hydrangea|
|Hydrangea 'Glowing Embers' living up to their name.|
|Sphaeralcea 'Dark Pink' from Xera Nursery is still blooming.|
|Asarina wislizensis 'Red Dragon'|
|This is the second blossom on my newbie|
Camellia sasanqua 'Narumigata'
|Potentilla 'Pink Beauty'|
Lonicera japonica 'Hallania'
And now for some foliage...
|Seedling Japanese Maple|
|My beautiful banana|
|Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'|
|Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'|
|Hydrangea quercifolia 'Ruby Slippers'|
|Hebe 'Pink Elephant' putting on new growth|
And finally, a little gripe, if I might.
|I hate moles!|
Thank you for indulging me once again.