Saturday, October 2, 2010

Fall Approaches with Smoky and Bright

We have few bright fall leaves. Our brights are mostly yellows, mixed with smoky purples.

Purple Heart, melampodium, periwinkles and Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia leucantha)
To the left of the periwinkles are clumps of Lemon grass, a fav of the pets.

Duranta with Madagascar periwinkles

Melampodium and Stachytarpheta

Lantana montevidensis

Esperanza (Tecoma stans)

We need rain. Again.


  1. It's good to see you again Nell. You've still got some wonderful blooms happening in your part of the country. I hope you get some rain soon. We had a good day and a half of gentle rains when Nicole, tropical storm, blew east of us.

    Have a nice Sunday ~ FlowerLady

  2. Nell, things are still looking very pretty in your part of the world.

    I love the flower bed in that first picture. The purple edging is perfect.

  3. Beautiful, what wonderful color you still have!

  4. Good to see you with a posting again Nell. Your garden is still looking beautiful with many blooms yet into Fall.

  5. A week ago we had refreshing rain. Now, none since. None on the horizon. At least cooler temperatures have arrived, with forecasts into the 40s tonight.

    I love all the purples in your garden!

  6. Hello, it looks like the plants you posted are also present here in our tropical dry environment. Some of those have already became weeds here already like the Stachytarpheta jamaicensis. But our butterflies love them though, so i love them too!

  7. Nell, I love the purple and yellow combinations in your garden at this time of year. Here blooms are few and far between at this point. -Jean

  8. I'm loving the purples and yellows, too.


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