Garden Bloggers Bloom Day August 2011

I think I’m just going to let the pictures do the talking today.  Lots of stuff is blooming out on the patio and I don’t want to bore anyone to death with all the details so here you go!  Plant porn time!  As always, head over to May Dreams Gardens for more garden bloggers!

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum kamtschaticum 'variegatum'

Clerodendrum thomsoniae

Ficus carica 'Chicago Hardy' (Ok so this one is kind of cheating..but there are flowers inside the fig! I swear!)

Impatiens 'Creamcicle' (or so I've decided to call it)

Heliotropium arborescens marine

Abutilon 'Bella Red'

Tagetes patula

Acalypha reptans

Dorstenia foetida

Lantana camara 'Dallas Red'

Bowea volubis

Glorisa rothschildiana climbing up my bamboo (next year I'll put about 6 of these in the bamboo pot, it looks too cool with all the lily flowers hanging off it!)

Scadoxus mutliflorus

Iochroma cyaneum 'Purple Queen'

4 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day August 2011

  1. Goodness, you’re only the second gardener I’ve seen in the blogging world who has a Dorstenia, I have the Dorstenia bahiensis and am fascinated by those flowers. Your Iochroma is sensational. That’s now on my wish list along with Scadoxus and Clerodendrum. I’ve been looking out for those two for a while now. It’s hard to find these in the nurseries in my part of the world now. I think they’re considered old-fashioned and not worth stocking. Well thank you for sharing your gorgeous flowers today.

  2. Good point about the fig. I’ve never totally understood that concept of flowers inside a fruit. I’ve been wanting to grow that Iochroma cyaneum. Our I. coccinae has done well, and I think the cyaneum has a better flower color. Really nice.

    • Figs are such strange plants, but I can’t complain because the fruit is just too tasty. I’ve always wanted I. coccinae but I can never find one for sale, I think it’d be fun to have both colors. I cyaneum is great because it blooms pretty much constantly for me, does coccinae do the same?

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