Bloom Day November 2017
Hydrangeas may seem an odd flower for November, but this is California, after all, and the Hydrangea is 'Endless Summer'. The red tint of the aged flower is a delight and limited to this time of year. In summer, the flower heads morph to pale green.
Roses never take a break unless they are cut back hard. 'The Poet's Wife':The Grevilleas are like the roses--unceasing. 'Moonlight':
Kalanchoe luciae's flower stems have a thick coating of sticky white powder. I have a smear of it on my arm--easily wiped off.
The silver stems look very fine with white Pentas.
Salvia leucantha's flowers are fuzzy.
Aloe 'Roikappie' is having a good November. Many of the plants burst into flower as soon as Hotober transitioned into Coolvember.
Tagetes lemonii. Some people do not like its pungent Marigold scent, but the intense golden flowers are like distilled sunlight. Mature plants are covered with flowers. This plant is new, so the foliage is visible.
Out of the ordinary Tweedia caerula (Oxypetalum coeruleum) a milkweed relative. The plant is underwhelming but the flowers are pure powder blue.
Echeveria 'Blue Knight' sports coral red flowers
Coral red flowers also on Eremophila...now which Eremophila was this...? Ah, yes. E. glabra 'Fire and Ice'.
And one of the last Daylily flowers of the year, 'Bella Rosa'. Won't be many more until next March.
Happy Bloom Day!