October 2023 - plenty of colours

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    If you want colour, this week's winner was the witch hazel beckoning from way off in the NE corner of the north garden. I think this is Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise' - there are several cultivars together here.
    Hamamelis × intermedia 'Arnold Promise'_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_152620.jpg Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise'_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_152418.jpg

    Definitely in the competition were the Boston ivy/Japanese creepers. There are three Parthenocissus tricuspidata cultivars on the bower. And I think it's Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Robusta' on the wall. Parthenocissus tricuspidata_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_145749.jpg Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Robusta'_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_151413.jpg

    The Crataegus viridis 'Winter King' is asserting some dominance on the North Garden lawn.
    Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_151629.jpg Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_151646.jpg Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_151704.jpg

    Here are some flowers. Hesperantha coccinea is still looking showy on the entrance plaza.
    Hesperantha coccinea_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_142112.jpg

    The Aconitum uchiyamai has been in flower for more than a month too.
    Aconitum uchiyamai_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_144825.jpg

    This is the normal blooming time for Impatiens omeiana.
    Impatiens omeiana_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_144130.jpg Impatiens omeiana_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_162119.jpg Impatiens omeiana_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_162139.jpg

    A small clump of Nerine bowdenii is plenty showy, in the African section of the Alpine Garden.
    Nerine bowdenii_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_154025.jpg Nerine bowdenii_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_154032.jpg

    Nearby, and not nearly so showy, is this South African foxglove, Ceratotheca triloba, with beautiful fuzzy flowers.
    Ceratotheca triloba_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_154118.jpg Ceratotheca triloba_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_154120.jpg

    Last year in August I posted Diervilla rivulari flowers, and I described the location as "all the way at the end of the Carolinian Garden, across from the fence." That's where I found these plants, but Pl@ntNet gives that ID 01.24% likelihood, today showing 84% likelihood for an ID of D. sessilifolia. I think I remember the location for the D. sessilifolia being nearby but on the east side of the bed.
    Diervilla_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_152911.jpg Diervilla_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_152926.jpg Diervilla_UBCBG_Cutler_20231003_153021.jpg
     

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