Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Late October Update in my backyard
While I am preparing things for winter, there are still a lot of plants enjoying their time outdoors.
The pool is long closed, but the plants are still giving their tropical effect to the area.
I love the fragrance of ginger this time of the year.
Brugmansias produce an equally incredible fragrance.
Still a lot of color in this very late October yard.
Almost more palmy than ever since all the palms went under the tree just incase we did get a frost.
I am already looking forward to making more succulent planters like this next season. I used potted plants from Home depot to create this look, but next year I will probably just buy succulent cuttings from somewhere online and save cuttings from this planter. It will be much cheaper!
A little tropical fall foliage with my Schefflera seed pods.
Tropical Hibiscus blooms with my Adondila palm in the distance.
My Mandevilla is still going very strong!
Knockout roses are known to have a nice and long blooming season and I definitely can agree. I gave these roses to my grandparents and they love them too. They bloom best in the spring and in the Fall. It's very welcome to have blooms in the Fall when everything else is starting to die down.
Bringing this huge banana in will be quite a project in and of itself.
When I got this loquat, the nursery people thought I was crazy when I told them I was going to plant it in the ground and let it survive the winter. They swore this plant is a "super tropical" that will die with a frost. Well it survived our April snow storm in the spring and while I will protect it, I will test it's limits a bit too. Wish me luck!
Thanks for looking!