Lapageria rosea continues to pump out flowers at a ridiculous rate. It's safely tucked away in the greenhouse while the wind rages outside.
Toad lilies continue to open new flowers. Tricyrtis hirta was the last to open. It wasn't particularly happy this year. I need to move it to a spot with a bit more moisture.
'Blue Wonder', not so blue in the ground.
And finally, 'Empress'.
Cyclamen hederifolium in full bloom.
Leycesteria formosa 'Gold Leaf' still has a few blooms.
I'm also not sure why it has fruits in two different sizes. The color difference is just a matter of age.
Anaphalis margaritacea, pearly everlasting, one of my favorite natives.
Leucosceptrum stellipilum 'October Moon' is racing against the frost to open it's feathery pink blooms. It would probably be blooming already if I hadn't cut it back earlier in the summer to get it to branch out more. I actually love the bud at least as much as the flowers.
I didn't realize Colchicum kept pumping out blooms like this.
Daboecia cantabrica still gaining steam after a stressful division and relocation last year. Starting to look good now.
One last bloom on Lobelia cardinalis 'Queen Victoria' against the bronze Carex comans.
I love this Erica cinerea.
One very late bloom on an Echinacea purpurea.
Grevillea x gaudichaudii keeps producing blooms. I'm getting more and more nervous about leaving it in the ground this winter. But I don't think I'll try digging it up.
Geranium robustum still producing flowers.
Epilobium septentrionale 'Wayne's Silver' (I guess today I'll cave to the updated name for Zauschneria) fades well.
Meanwhile, Epilobium canum 'Catalina' is still blooming.
Do Leptospermum lanigerum flower buds overwinter, or is this silly thing trying to bloom again this year?
Is this the last bloom of the season from Glaucium flavum var. aurantiacum?
Alstroemeria 'Glory of the Andes' blooming in a pot after I painstakingly dug as many of the tubers as I could find out of the Acer griseum bed. I figure I'll scatter them around in the new bed surrounding it. It should be significantly slowed in the denser clay soil.
Heptacodium septentrionalis continues to bloom.
Though most of the flowers have faded and the ruddy calyces have expanded to produce a secondary show.
This Sidalcea campestris came up from the wildflower seed I sowed in spring.
I don't think this rose is a native. It climbs well over 30 feet if given the chance, but it does have pretty hips. And this one in particular gets decorate mossy rose galls.
Abutilon megapotamicum. I love the way the petals fade to peach tones.
Crinodendron hookerianum, now planted in the ground (fingers crossed) has one open bloom and a ton of buds.
I don't know the name of this dahlia, but it's just ridiculous with blooms.
One last bloom on Eccremocarpus scaber.
The happy Parahebe perfoliata that never stops blooming.
Aster x frikartii 'Monch' are on their last leg. This clump was rather floppy, though the other two were kept nicely upright by the surrounding plants, just as I'd hoped.
Serendipitous color echo with this dark orange Erysimum seedling and Carex testacea.
Silly Berberis x stenophylla 'Corallina Compacta' is blooming again.
And finally, these orange Bidens keep blooming. The color darkened significantly after a few cool nights. This is one annual I might actually plant again.