I can't believe my Pink Quill (Tillandsia cyanea) is still blooming. I thought everything would be blown out and faded by now, but as you can see, there is still quite a show going on.
I know it looks dark, but that was the setting I had to go with to get an accurate representation of that purple, and the pink is accurate too. Isn't that a great combination?
Similar in structure, but totally different in pallet is one of my most consistent bloomers, my golden shrimp plant (Pachystachys lutea (hee hee-it sounds like it's related to a pachyderm)).
Well, unlike a pachyderm, the flowers on my polka dot plant are teeny tiny and freakin' hard to focus on when there is any sort of breeze in the yard (which there always is when I'm trying to get my GBBD photos! Not that I'm complaining-it's awfully muggy without it.)
In the same pot and also with great foliage and tiny flowers is my coleus. It's hard to focus on the flowers with such pretty leaves below, but they are an awfully nice purple.
And, speaking of purple, my African Daisy (Osteospermum) still has a few nice blooms on it and even a couple specks of pollen in the middle for contrast.
My bougainvillea is beginning to fade a bit, but I still found one creamy flower very much on display for GBBD.
And, finally, I've shown you what my red ginger (Alpinia purpurata) does when it's done blooming. It starts putting out new foliage to grow new plants...except when it puts out new flowers instead. See the gangly, spent flower coming up out of the middle and falling over toward the left? All the other flowers are coming out from around the base of that one. I haven't yet figured out when it makes foliage and when it makes flowers-anyone out there know?
To see what is going on in other gardens around the world, or to share what is going on in your garden, visit our Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day host, Carol, at May Dreams' Gardens