November 2012: what's looking good or bad in your garden?
I hope you are loving this weather as much as I am. This is one of my favorite times of year in the garden here. It's our "spring" for sure, with tons of new, lusty growth and tons of beautiful fluffy blooms. Of course, not everything looks good, so feel free to share about what's looking good, or not so good, in your garden.
Here's a couple of things looking good in my little garden.
One of several Aloe dorothea. These fun aloes are mostly grown for their pretty rusty orange winter foliage color (you can see it starting to form on the leaf tips--it'll be much brighter in a month or three), but I like the nice autumn flowers too. Here's one of many in my garden with flower buds already coloring up. That's a spineless prickly pear Opuntia in the background (developed by the famous plant hybridizer Luther Burbank as cattle feed in arid regions), along with a silly little poorly placed but happy self-sown hollyhock seedling (I'll work around it). Wilson the tennis ball included to show relative size.
Here's a "Hawaiian" spider plant which makes highly variegated new foliage that turns a darker green as it matures. This was a single plantlet this spring--now it's larger than the parent plant indoors!
Finally, a hibiscus relative, Malvaviscus drummondii, blooming away, with an impossibly huge clump of ageratum behind it.
Take care and happy gardening!
Here is a link that might be useful: Pics, so far, from my garden November 2012