Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – October 2012

This is the list of flowers in bloom in my garden in October this year. I will add to this as I survey my various gardens.

My garden is in the driest state of Australia – South Australia. We enjoy a Mediterranean Climate with wet winters and hot dry summers with a long autumn and short spring.

I recently joined the blogging group known as Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. On the 15th of each month you upload your photo report of what is flowering now.

Powtons (Paulonia) in full flower on the north side of the house. They are a fantastic tree flowering like this for about a month and then offering dense shade throughout summer.

Powton (paulonia) in full flower on the south side of the house October 2012.

Another view of paulonia in flower on the north side of the house October 2012.

Argyranthemum Maderense flowering in front of Echium Piniana Candicans Hybrid in the Powton Garden, October 2012.

Convolvulus Sabaticus flowering superbly in the Dry Garden after being planted for 12 months. This has only received a splash from the birdbath for the entire time it has been in the dry garden. In that time it has spread well, is very dense and covered in flowers and seems to love living at the base of a large eucalypt tree.

Echeveria ruffles. Although not actually in flower it is making an attractive display in front of the verandah wall. I purchased two of these at a garage sale in September for $10 each. They are in identical concrete pots which are worth more than that each. The pagoda concrete ornament was purchased at auction for $8.

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2 Responses to “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – October 2012”

  1. Scott Weber Says:

    Beautiful post…those Paulonia are amazing!

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