Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fantastic Fall Flowers for Bloom Day

Wax begonias, pentas and other delights
rooting for indoors for the winter.

Yellow Lantana and Lilacina Crape Myrtles

Madagascar periwinkles, Melampodium and Purple Heart
are almost drought-proof but appreciate a rare drink.

The first of Lycoris radiata.
Naked stems are suddenly everywhere.

Lantana montevidensis along my butterfly corridor.

Butterflies find Duranta and Salvia leucantha behind the lantana.

A Dogface Sulphur enjoys Lantana. 

Bloom Day is hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens.
Visit her site for links to many, many Bloom Day Gardens.

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  1. Nell Jean, you have a lot of food for your butterflies,it is a wide area full of lantana. Here the butterflies really love it. And the rest are attractants too. The Licorice radiata however attracts me instead of the butterflies, lol.

  2. Great blooms and I know the butterflies are enjoying hanging out in your gardens.


  3. Beautiful phots. Lovely display of lantana, a favorite in the deep south! Happy GBBD!

  4. Wow... some wonderful garden vistas at your place... thank you for sharing! Larry

  5. Lovely garden and beds Nell. It is such a nice place for all the butterflies and people too. It looks like you don't have many, if any, plants that don't flower.

  6. lol, 7aces is me, Darla...still figuring out wordpress.

  7. A beautiful display! You have a really fabulous garden! (I'm green with envy :))
    Happy GBBD.

  8. Wow - Your lantana is gorgeous! And I think I say this every time I see a picture, but I love the combination of the yellow lantana and the purple heart. Your garden looks beautiful. Love your red spider lily, too. I should add some of those to my garden. Happy GBBD!

  9. aloha nell

    wow your garden looks so lush and huge!

    its beautiful, thanks for sharing it today

  10. I see you are nice and green down south!

    The poor butterflies are out of luck here.

    Love all the purples and yellows together, including the butterfly.

  11. Your September blooms are lovely. I've been waiting impatiently for my naked ladies to show up. I see your are up and beautiful. I'm afraid mine have been discouraged by the drought, but I'm still keeping my fingers crossed.

  12. beautiful...thre is so much purple (Which I LOVE!). I totally need to grow some of the Salvia leucantha next it!

  13. ooohhh! pretty lantana! looks like tiny hydrangeas :) love love your post. thanks for sharing! happy GBBD!

  14. I especially love the combination of yellow and purple, just stunning. And of course, it's great to see the butterflies.

    Happy bloom day!

  15. Nell....Jean.....what a great name for a gardener. yes.

  16. You've made good choices on the butterfly attracting lantanas. The yellow does not produce berries and the purple one is not the invasive lantana camera that has disrupted many of Florida's wild ecosystems.


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