Western Hills Garden—
What’s Blooming?

October 2018: The garden welcomes the return of foggy mornings. Current blooms and berries (new for October are in bold type):

Abelia, Abutilon, Alstroemeria, Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (“Porcelain Berry”), Anemone (var. japonica), Anigozanthos (“Kangaroo Paws”), Anisodontea sp. ‘Strybing Beauty’, Aquilegia, Aralia, Arbutus (“Strawberry Tree”), Artemisia, Asclepias (“Milkweed”), Banksia spinulosa var. collina “Golden Candlesticks”, Bergenia, Biden, Brugmansia, Buddleja lindleyana, Calandrinia, Callistemon (“Pink Bottlebrush”), Campanula, Cassia nemophila (“Desert Cassia”), Cestrum, Chiranthodendron pentadactylon (“Monkey’s Hand Tree”), Cistus (“Rock Rose”), Clerodendron, Colletia ulicina, Correa, Corydalis, Corylopsis (“Pig’s Ear”), Crinum asiaticum, Cuphea, Dahlias, Datura, Delphinium, Dichroa febrifuga, Dietes (“Fortnight Lily”), Echium vulgare, Erica, Erythrina crista-galli (“Coral Tree”), Erythrina herbacea (“Coral Bush”), Eucryphia, Fremontodendron californicum, Fuchsias (arborescens, boliviana, denticulata, “Fanfare”, “Fulgens”), Geranium (“Cranesbill”), Grevillea, Guara, Gunnera, Hardenbergia, Hebes, Helleborus foetidus, Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’, Heptacodium miconioides (“Seven Son Flower”), Heuchera, Hydrangeas (‘Ayesha’, “Oakleaf”, x seemanii), Hypericum (‘Hidcote’, ‘Rowallane’, “St. John’s Wort”), Inula, Justicia brandegeeana (“Shrimp Plant”), Leonotis leonurus (“Lion’s Tail“), Ligularia, Canna Lilies, ‘Hercules’ Lilies, Nerine Lily, Lobelia, Lomatia fraseri, Mahonia, Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii (“Turk’s Cap”), Mathiasella, Mimulus, Modiolastrum lateritium (“Trailing Mallow”), Nicotiana, Oregano, Passiflora ‘Coral Sea’, Penstemon, Persicaria, Philadelphus, Phlomis, Phymosia umbellata (“Mexican Bush Mallow”), Pieris, Plectranthus, Plumbago, Polygala, Poppies, Punica granatum (“Pomegranate”), Puya mirabilis, Roses, Rosemary, Salvias, Sambucus (“Elderberry Bush”), Symphoricarpos (“Snowberry”), Symphytum (“Comfrey”), Tibouchina urvilleana (“Princess Flower”), Trachelium, Tradescantia, Verbascum (“Mullein”), Verbena, Viburnum, Violets, and Westringia.

Colletia Ulicina in bloom…
Colletia ulicina

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