Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bloom Day - September

This month's Bloom Day is all about the range of colors on display right now.  We'll start off at the red end of the spectrum...  (click on links for a profile of that plant)



Pentas, Knock-out Rose
Ruellia, Odontonema
Jatropha, Billbergia
Clerodendrum speciosissiumum, C. paniculatum
















Bauhinia, Caesalpinia
Asclepias, Porterweed
Tecomaria, Crossandra
Campsis, Lantana


















Tecoma, Turnera
Bush Daisy, Cassia
Gold Shrimp, Cestrum
Thevetia, Tabernaemontana

















Barleria, Shining Jasmine
Plumbago, Blue Ginger
Spiderwort, Porterweed













Tibouchina granulosa, T. grandifolia
Ruellia, Passiflora
Duranta, Carambola













Setcreasea, Loropetalum
Crape myrtle 'Tonto', Periwinkle
Podranea, Jacobinia
Chorisia, Brugmansia













...and the bloom of the month...
Banana!

To see what's blooming in gardens everywhere today, visit May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.  This post is also part of the Tuesday Garden Party hosted by An Oregon Cottage.

12 comments:

Natti said...

Hi Jim,
Wonderful blooms. Is the Bahunia a tree or a plant. I am trying to find seeds of this plant but am unable to get it here.


Natti

Grower Jim said...

Natti: The Bauhinia pictured is B. galpinii. It is a large sprawling shrub.

noel said...

aloha jim,

what a beautiful garden collection you have, and your flowers are beautiful,i think your collection is so well laid out in your mosaic color layouts, the reds and oranges are striking in your garden!

NanaK said...

Quite a collection of blooms as usual, some I am not familiar with at all. I guess I'll be doing some reading. I'm quite envious of your banana bloom. I'm still hoping to get one someday.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wow that is quite a collection of blooms. Thanks for sharing.

Megan said...

So many beautiful colors! Gorgeous garden.

Natti said...

Thanks Jim,
You have so many varieties of flowers in your garden. Almost like a horticultural park. How big is it and how do you manage to maintain all this yourself.

Natti

allysgrandma said...

Wow you must work very hard to have so many beautiful varieties. Thanks for posting!

Kimberly said...

Hi, Jim. I really like the way you displayed your blooms in color categories...like a rainbow! I'm also amazed that you have bananas. Mine have really been taking their time this year...they're finally reaching the 6' mark. This time last year, I had several banana boots on 12-15' stalks. They hate the cold, don't they? Mine are definitely rebelling against last winter.

Susan said...

What a variety of blooming plants you have. That cestrum is a real beauty that I must look for. I saw a few others I'm not familiar with and will be checking them out, too.

Bernie said...

Fabulous ... loved the collages. So many colours and great blooms in your garden right now. It must be a fabulous sight.

Victoria said...

Wow, I love your bloom day pictures. They're gorgeous

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