Monday, November 15, 2010

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day: November 2010

Flame acanthus is enjoying another round of color after I cut it back a little last month
These wooly caterpillars are really into the indigo spires salvia
Copper canyon daisy
End of the Mexican bush sage
Diamond frost euphorbia
The butterfly weed is back after being stripped of every leaf by caterpillars in August
Gregg's mist flower with sweet potato vine
Coral nymph salvia (I thought the lemongrass next to it was dead from a freeze when I planted this guy in spring, but it snuck back in over the summer...definitely not complaining since I do love to make to make thai soup with lemongrass when it's chilly)
Firespike (some of the foliage has gotten a little wilty from the low 40's nights)
Rock rose
Still so excited about my pink turk's cap! Although it picked a strange time to start blooming.
Golden thryallis
Okay, these aren't blooms, but don't these pyracantha berries look amazingly colorful? Saw a mockingbird making off with one this afternoon.

For more gardens around the world today, visit May Dreams Gardens, where Carol hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.


goodtogrow said...

Pretty blooms!

Mac_fromAustralia said...

Beautiful pics. I love the firespike and the cute little woolly caterpillar.

Annie in Austin said...

Hi Amy,

You have a fine November GBBD!

But what's with these tardy pink turkscaps? My plant didn't make buds until October and gave up after a few flowers... it looks as if your plant gets more sun. With the sun angle so low, our trees keep both front and back yards very shady until the leaves drop.

Good luck with the front vegetable plot!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

garden girl said...

Wow Amy, beautiful, plentiful blooms!

Love the pyracantha berries.

Amy said...

Thanks, everyone! Annie: I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one with a late-blooming turks cap. Maybe they'll be more productive next summer...