Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming archive
October 2020

October 2020: Fall begins with drought, heat, fire, smoke. Some color still: Abutilon, Alstroemeria, Coral Tree, Crinum, Fuchsias, Hydrangeas, and Lilies. First Camellia out (new for October are in bold type):

Abelia, Abutilon, Agapanthus, Allium, Aloe, Alstroemeria, Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (“Porcelain Berry”), Anemopsis californica (“Yerba Mansa” or “Lizard Tail”), Japanese Anemones, Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Anisodontea sp. ‘Strybing Beauty’, Arbutus (“Strawberry Tree”), Asclepias speciosa (“Milkweed”), Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks”, Begonias, Biden, Bouvardia ternifolia (“Firecracker Bush”), Buddleia lindleyana (“Weeping Butterfly Bush”), Callistemon (“Bottlebrush”), Camellia sasanqua, Campanula, Cestrum, Cestrum nocturnum (“Night-blooming Jasmine”), Chaenomeles (“Flowering Quince”), Cleome, Clematis, Clerodendrum, Coleonema (“Breath of Heaven”), Colletia ulicina (“Cunco Rojo”), Corydalis, Cotyledon orbiculata (“Pig’s Ear”), Crinum, Cuphea, Delphinium, Dichroa febrifuga, Dicliptera suberecta (“Uruguayan Firecracker Plant“), Dietes iridioides (“Fortnight Lily”), Erica, Erythrina crista-galli (“Coral Tree”), Euphorbia Robbiae, Fremontodendron californicum ‘Ken Taylor’, x pentadactylon), Fuchsias (arborescens, boliviana, fulgens, splendens), Gaultheria procumbens (“Wintergreen”), Genista aetnensis (“Mt. Aetna Broom”), Geranium (“Cranesbill” maderense), Grevillea, Gunnera, Hebes (‘Midsummer Beauty’, ‘Caledonia’), Helleborus (argutifolius, foetidus), Heptacodium miconioides (“Seven-Son-Flower”), Heuchera, Hydrangea macrophylla, Hydrangeas x seemanii, Hypericum (‘Hidcote’), Impatiens grandulifera (“Himalayan Impatiens”), Iochroma, Kniphofia, Lamium, Ligularia dentata ‘Britt-Marie Crawford’, Linaria, Lobelia, Lomatia fraseri, Malvaviscus arboreus v. drummondii (“Turk’s Cap”), Modiolastrum lateritium (“Trailing Mallow”), Nasturtiums, Passiflora ‘Coral Sea’, Penstemon, Persicaria, Phlomis, Plumbago, Welsh Poppies, Rhododendron, Roses, Rosemary, Rudbeckia (“Black-eyed Susan”), Salvia, Sarcococca ruscifolia (“Fragrant Sweet Box”), Symphoricarpos (“Snow Berry”), Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Verbascom, Verbena, Viburnum, Water Lilies, and Westringia.

Wollemi Pine
Last year’s single female cone surrounded by male cones
Wollemi pine tree

Wollemi cone ready for propagation

Wollemi cone ready for propagation

 
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