I've been woefully negligent about posting, even missing Garden Bloggers Bloom Day for the month. Maybe I have nothing interesting to say or show these days! But actually, part of the problem is all the rain we've had lately. Here's a witness to the rain - my very droopy garlic chives.
Despite the rain and lack of sunshine, the Autumn Joy Sedum is heading towards its fall climax of darker rusty hues. I do like the soft pink it has now though.
Behind the sedum is the rosemary, starting to bloom again, and behind that, the Mexican Sage, Salvia leucantha. I hope the Sage can hold off on its full flowering potential until the Mexican Mint Marigold, Tagetes lucida, starts blooming. It should be a knockout combo. Here's a closeup of the Sage.
The rains and the time of year have brought out the spider lilies, Lycoris radiata, also known as hurricane lilies. This isn't the best photo to show off their color. Perhaps when the sun comes out again (if ever!) I'll post a better photo.
Here's a surprise bloom for this time of year, a bloom on my Wavy Leaf cactus.
Next to the cactus is the Gulf Muhly grass. It's just now starting to produce its seedheads.
Another grass now showing off its seedheads is Inland Sea Oats, Chasmanthium latifolium. I really love this shade loving grass although I'm afraid it may get weedy here. But so far, so good. I have to buy plants like this in other states because we have a very limited selection of plants here.
And speaking of plant shopping in other places, here's a snap of fellow blogger Cindy of My Corner of Katy, hauling away some goodies she bought at one of her favorite nurseries, Enchanted Forest outside of Houston. Cindy was kind enough to introduce me to this nursery when I was visiting family in Houston last weekend. And yes, I hauled off a few plants too!