Thursday, October 15, 2009
Soggy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - Oct 2009
The torrential downpours have kept me from photographing anything in the garden lately. So I can only offer a couple of pics of some blooming plants from last week for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day hosted by Carol at May Dreams Garden. Go to her link to see what's blooming around the world today.
When we get the occasional sunlight, we get the occasional butterflies. At top is a Gulf Frittilary on Buddleia davidii 'Pink Delight' (butterfly bush). So I guess the butterfly bush is doing its job finally!
The Tagetes lucida (Mexican mint marigold) is finally blooming in front of the Salvia leucantha (Mexican bush sage) and the rosemary. And on top of the bloom, one of my new favorite butterflies, the Pearl Crescent. They're not very big but they're awfully cute to me.
Looking out the rain streaked window, trying to ignore the plants that are now leaning on their neighbors or heads down in the dirt from the rain, I see other bloomers like 'Autumn Joy' sedum, Moonflower (though it only blooms at night), Pink Muhly grasses, ‘Whirling Butterflies’ gaura, very few blooms on the Madame Alfred Carriere and mystery red roses (normally October's a great month for roses here), garlic chives, Salvia 'Coral Nymph', 'Patrick's Abutilon', and Verbena bonariensis. We've gotten about 12 inches of rain in the first two weeks of this month. And a bit more than that in the last two weeks of September. So things are really not looking their best right now. Not enough sun and too much water. Normally October's a glorious month here. Ah well. At least I'm safe and dry!