Yes, it’s a flush of fall colors but not the usual oranges, browns, and reds. These are purple, pinks, reds, and yellows of fall blooming flowers. I have some new blooming bearded iris, a couple of dahlias, a rose mallow hibiscus, a stump grown pineapple plant, and a few others.
Morning Glory Tree
Rose Mallow Hibiscus
The following light pink rose mallows have been growing for almost three years (started from seeds). They finally gave me flowers. I was ready to give up on these picky mallows a few months ago and was about to throw them out. I moved it into a half shady spot and suddenly it flowered, in the pot. The ones in the ground haven’t been doing well.
“Bah Rum” Hibiscus
Pineapple grown from a stump
This pineapple had been growing for the past three years in and out of containers. For the first year I had it in a small pot. Second year, I had it in the ground and it was yellow and unhappy looking. I then put it this container and it was unhappy for a many months. Finally, I moved it in a shadier area of the garden this summer and water it slightly LESS and it is doing so well now. I am hoping it will give me some pineapples next year. It is now about 2 feet tall.
“California Gold” Bougainvillea Bonsai
My tiny 2 inch pot bonsai just flowered after a year. It is so cute! I think bougainvillea is the easiest tree to grow (so far) as a bonsai. It can tolerate the heat and dryness better than other plants. I saw a picture of a similar miniature bonsai in a magazine and thought it would be great to make one of my own. I have this gold one and another pink bougainvillea bonsai. I am flirting with the idea of having a red one too.
So that’s all for now. I hope you have a nice relaxing weekend. See you soon!