Many thanks to Maydreamsgardens for Garden Blogger Bloom Day!
No shortage of November blooms in Southern California. Not only are roses still going strong, but some Hemerocallis are throwing up new bloom spikes. Camellias and winter-blooming Aloes have begun, due to our two excellent rains in October, and a little additional rain in early November. Cup runneth over!
Roses going strong. 'Tea Clipper':
The yellow version of Aloe arborescens is just getting started:
Aloe vanbalenii is going to bloom for the first time!
Our recent rains knocked all the old brown bracts off the Bougainvillea, and helped it produce a new round of flowers:
'Brake Lights' Hesperaloe, a new plant for me:
Crassula 'Campfire', colored green for summer, will soon begin to redden due to cooler night temperatures.
A full length shot of the Agave desmettianas. The plants themselves have lost almost half their height as they are absorbed by the needs of the inflorescence.
And Ye Olde Common dwarf Gaillardia 'Goblin'. After seeing Gold Finches come to eat the seeds, I don't deadhead them as meticulously as I used to. I leave some for the Finches.
A shrub Grevillea in a neighbor's yard, with a background of Echeveria subridgida:
Tagetes lemonii continues spectacular behind the Dasylirion:
It's huge this year:
I'd be happy if the Senecio never bloomed at all. Yuck. But late afternoon light made it more interesting.
The Chamelaucium hybrid from Australia has been a bee magnet the past few weeks. Plenty of nectar for them.
I didn't even get to the Camellias and Hemerocallis. Maybe in December. Happy Bloom Day!