The end of the week heralds the official beginning of Fall. The garden is beginning to show its Fall colors already. Since the trimming has gotten away from me, the Blue Ginger is blooming underneath the overpowering branches of Purple Firespike which won't bloom until late winter.
Flowering Maple has bloomed pretty much non-stop since Spring, but seems to have more blooms than ever now that the nighttime temperature has dropped a bit.
|Forsythia Sage, Salvia madrensis and Red Firespike, Odontonema strictum|
My favorite Fall flowering combination is this Red Firespike and Forsythia Sage blend. The butterflies and hummingbirds love these two as well.
I have noticed more buds forming on other Fall blooming plants which are nice to see as many of the Summer bloomers are closing up and fading away. I love witnessing the changes of season in the garden even though, here in central Florida, those changes are very subtle.