Most of what's blooming around here in October... was also blooming in September! I don't think that I got a good picture of my ivy geranium last month, so I decided to lead off with it this GBBD:
It's been blooming off and on all summer, in spite of my neglect and lack of feeding. The silvery foliage behind it is helichrysum (aka licorice vine) and they're both planted beneath a tree yucca of some kind. All too soon, I'm going to have to figure out what to do with all of them for the winter.
But for now, I'm enjoying the bright pop of color provided by the last of the honeysuckle vines against the blazingly blue fall skies:
The berries (above) are definitely something new. The vine is covered with them, and it's kind of fun to see the berries and flowers coexisting. Since the pyracantha (aka Firethorn) blooms just once in the springtime, there's no chance to see blooms and berries together on it. But the berries come in so thickly that there wouldn't be much room for the flowers anyway:
Their orange color reminds me that my blue-pot cannas are both still going strong. Here are a couple of nicely backlit (in the early morning light) shots of the orange one, blazing above silvery-blue 'Berggarten' sage:
Last but not least, the waxy bloom cluster of a hoya. It started blooming outside and had to finish up its show indoors:
Pretty soon, indoor blooms are the only ones I'll get to see. But in the meantime, I'm enjoying the last blast of fall!
For more of what's in bloom around the world, check out Carol's October Garden Bloggers Bloom Day post.