October Bloom Day still with Bright Colors

It’s too early for brilliant leaf color here. Sometimes it never arrives, leaves just turn brown and fall. We do have signs of impending cooler weather.

Roses are putting on a final show.
A cutting of this rose is in bud in the greenhouse.
Pentas with purple Alternanthera andĀ bare stems of Agapanthus.
Gulf Muhly’s feathery blooms with remnants of
Melampodium, Lantana and Tithonia.
‘White Dawn’ with red berries of Dogwood in background.
It is time to gather Dogwood berries and stick in the ground
where you want them to grow.
Tecoma stansĀ Esperanza still blooming.
Cloudless Sulphur butterflies are still visiting.
Tecoma stans seeds are bountiful.
Camellia sasanqua’s abundant buds are
starting to open. They smell like tea.
We could have frost at any time but it is not imminent.
Our nightly temperatures are still in the low fifties Fahrenheit.
Let’s join Carol at May Dreams Gardens where Roses continue to bloom and see what blossoms other gardeners are enjoying this Bloom Day.