Flush of Fall Colors

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.

Bearded Iris


Morning Glory Tree

Pink Lantanas

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!

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