Thursday, October 15, 2009

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day- October 2009

The blooms today are my old favorites: peony rose, begonia, passion flower, bird of paradise. We've had two days of rain-- most unexpected for us this time of year-- so the garden sparkles today. It's warm, so all the blooms that were in bud are coming out.






The peony rose ( I don't know it's botanical name, so if anyone has an idea, do let me know.)  has got three blossoms and more buds.  The other roses are busy giving me new blooms.  Their stems have all gotten so tall that I will have to prune them back this winter.  The garden is happy when the roses start to bloom again in the fall.  The stress of summer is over and here, we still have weeks of warm weather, with the possibility of another heat wave. So goes our autumn in the Los Angeles area.





These begonias are the work horses of the garden this summer. No matter the weather they keep giving blossoms.  You can see the shadows of the petals on this passion flower bloom. We have very nice clear skies today. A beautiful day.


 

And who else should show his colors today, but the bird of paradise, still unfurling more blossoms than he's ever shown in one season. Happy blooms for a lovely day.

For more Bloom Day shows go to May Dreams Garden.




12 comments:

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

I'd love to visit your secret garden right now and get away from the cold weather we are having in New England. Everything is just beautiful!

Gail said...

Mary Delle, The bird of paradise is gorgeous...I've been reading your side bar and I love your description of the garden. ...and sleeping honey bee dreams was lovely. gail

azplantlady said...

Hello,

As usual, your garden is beautiful. Whenever I see Begonias, I think of Southern California.

Urban Green said...

Goodness! The peony is so pretty, and so is the bird of paradise. beautiful.

James Missier said...

I have been so many passion flowers lately and each time I see them in different parts of the world, they are so lovely and beautiful. Im so amazed at the beauty of your garden.
Enchanting!!

vrtlarica said...

Your flowers are so amazing, each time I visit your blog, its always overflowing with beautiful colors, textures and shapes.

Carol said...

What a lovely post Mary Delle ... your photos and blooms are so beautiful. I love the angle in your last shot. The passion flower is exceptional too. Great colors throughout! Carol

cherry said...

Your bird of paradise is beautiful but then so is everything!
hugs, Cherry

Rosey Pollen said...

Mary Delle,
Everything is looking vibrant and really nice!
Yesterday I went outside with the camera to find one bloom and all I found was a little Aster and a viola. Not even worth my time. So I am glad to see you are getting some beautiful blooms there.
Rosey

Nell Jean - seedscatterer said...

What glorious colors! I hope my BOP decides to bloom soon.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

You are definitely in your second spring my dear. I saw a Bird of Paradise once when I was visiting Hawaii I think. I've also seen them as cut flowers, but there was something special about seeing it growing. Happy bloom day.~~Dee

Joanne said...

I love the roses such rich colour and the passion flower so exotic.