My flowers are happy to be featured once more on Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, after a summer hiatus. Thanks to Carol, at Maydreams Gardens for hosting.
There are some plants which are late to appear in my garden. Plumbago, seen below is one. It disappears over the winter only to begin growing when summer days are at their most fierce. The little bee returned with me from our travels.
Blazing star, Liatris spicata, is also a late bloomer and is perfectly suited to the company of cactus and agaves in the dry limestone gravel.
This week the first of the oxblood lilies, Rhodophiala bifida, made their appearance. I almost missed them, situated as they are at the back of the rock garden. Maybe they deserve a place in the spotlight as they bloom for such a short period if time. More are to follow judging by the buds just showing.
In the stock tank water garden the first bloom on the crinum, a passalong from Pam Penick at Digging.
Fall obedient plant, Physostegia virginiana.
Gregs blue mistflower, Conoclinium greggii..
Sparks flying from Gomphrena 'fireworks' This is a plant that leaves an aroma of curry on the air when you brush up against it. Good thing it is in the potager.
In the same garden narrow leaf zinnia, Zinnia linearis, adds a punch of color.
Rudbeckia grows between the pads of the spineless prickly pear which render support.
Watering with a hose, on my return, revived many plants including this blackfoot daisy, Melampodium leucanthum, growing among the pink crystal grasses.
Rose 'Felcia' is blooming for the third time this year. You can't walk by this rose without stooping to smell her wonderful fragrance..
The purple skullcap, Scutellaria wrightii along with an annual seedling salvia.
From time to time the cross vine, Bignonia capreolata, sends out a spray of flowers.
A surprise blooming of the Texas clematis. I have always been disappointed in the color of this one which looks wishy-washy against the garden wall.
Migrating hummingbirds are having a field day with the flame acanthus, Anisacanthus quadrifidus.
The garden may be looking a little tired because of the heat and lack of rain but there are still plenty of blooms to enjoy.
Hope you are enjoying the blooms in your garden this September bloom day.
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