Bloom Day October 2019
My garden's problem with bloom day is this: plants that bloom nearly year-round. This makes for a colorful garden, but repetitious Bloom Days.
This post begins with somewhat less constant bloomers, with a few of the usual never-quits towards the end.
Leucophyllum 'Thunder Cloud' blooms when humidity jumps.
Orbea variegata is fairly new. The plant is not well established yet, so flowering has just begun.
Various Aloes provide year-round bloom. Each species, though, blooms just once a year. It's Aloe deltoideodontea's turn this month. This plant does not like winter watering.
Also Aloe reitzii's turn. It usually blooms earlier--August or September. Many plants bloomed late this year.
It used to be years between each Sprekelia formisissisma flower, but since being moved to full sun, the little clump has repeated frequently--mostly in Spring, but a couple of flowers have appeared this October as well.
Of Sprekelia formosissima, the invaluable San Marcos website says:
"We grew this bulb from 1997 until 2011 and reluctantly discontinued producing it only because it did not bloom with any regularity in the container, which made it difficult to sell"
San Marcos recommends growing it in a pot so it can be placed in an elevated location when in flower, where it can be admired close up. Sharp drainage or a dry winter is a must.
Do tomato flowers count for Bloom Day?
Protea 'Pink Ice' flowering season is becoming longer as the plant matures and becomes large.
Still getting daylily flowers
And roses, of course.
Mexican Tulip Poppies, Hummannnia fumarifolia usual quit before now. Plenty, still.
Sheared back into a more orderly bun, Gaura has been more enjoyable
It's time to chop off summer's remains and toss them in the bin.
Happy Bloom Day!
Bloom Day, a celebration of what is blooming in gardens every month of the year, is hosted by May Dreams Gardens.