November is the beginning of the end for us here ... the end of Spring that is. Summer is creeping closer and closer and the increasing heat, humidity and the arrival of more rain is certainly having an effect on the garden. After reporting that the weather had fined up finally in my last Flower Flaunt Friday post ... Flower Flaunt on Friday - mid-Spring Downunder, today is yet another dreary drizzly November day in a string of rainy days over the last fortnight. This year's 'dry' season has turned out to be a rather wet 'dry'!!!
Plants like the Pelargoniums are not doing all that well any longer ... nowhere near enough sunshine for them and they're not liking the rain or the humidity! There's fewer blooms on them at the moment.
Strangely, the potted Azaleas out in the courtyard are throwing up a few flowers here and there. That's rather unexpected for my garden.
Out around the yard I have two Lagerstroemia speciosa - Queen's Myrtles - that are beginning to bloom ... they will continue to flower through early Summer.
Hemerocallis - Daylilies - continue to bloom. They're providing lovely splashes of vibrant colour right now.
Hemerocallis 'Jamaican Me Crazy'
Hemerocallis 'Francois Verhaert'
Hemerocallis 'Bela Lugosi'
Hemerocallis 'Sabine Baur'
My Mussaenda philippica 'Bangkok Rose' ... also known as 'Queen Sirikit' ... has begun to bloom again and providing a great show with its pink bracts and small yellow star-shaped flowers.
Lastly, I thought I'd share the flowers on my Costus productus - Spiral Ginger - which is showing off in the shadehouse once more.
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