As the garden is waiting for the rains to come, the gardener enjoys the last autumn flowers. Above, Eriogonum fasciculatum next to the fountain that was made from the Chinese stool. Starting there, let's take a spin through the garden.
Another buckwheat with the a few surprise blooms of Salvia clevlandii 'Alan Chickering', a fragrant native sage.
And here with Salvia gregii, much beloved by humming birds.
Eriogonum arborescens, a buckwheat from the Channel islands, harmonizes with the greyish green leaves of Codyledon, a South African succulent.
And, speaking of succulents, I've been very happy with this yellow blooming Aloe, which harmonizes nicely with some other succulents in a bed where nothing seemed to work out before.
The sedums are, alas, past their prime, but yarrow 'Paprika' puts on a final show before the winder break.
Each of the monkey flowers is putting out a few final flowers. Above, Mimulus puniceus.
Mimulus 'Eleanore' have been a joy all summer with its large creamy yellow flowers.
And the orange Mimulus that Ms. Country Mouse propagated from stock native to her area is also doing very well this year and putting out extra blooms in the fall.
Finally, last but not least, Zauschneria Californica has been bringing forth abundant blossoms for several months, and I hope I'll continue to enjoy the visiting hummingbirds for another month.
For now, though, I'm ready for a visit with Carol at May Dreams Garden to see what's blooming elsewhere - it's always a treat to take a flowery tour around the world, and I'm so grateful to Carol for hosting (now that we're hosting a First Views post in the first week of each month, I see what dedication it takes to be ready with a starter post in a timely fashion...)