I don't know whether they'll always bloom twice a year, maybe they just had a lot of oomph this first year of blooming. The second blooms on both plants, though, are far lovelier than the first flowers they put out a couple months ago.
Went to my last of three painting classes on Saturday and now I'm gearing up to paint! Also to do some printing on paper again.
Welcome to autumn! Our weather on the North Coast changed right on schedule, with rain the last few days...still, I know we'll have warmer temps again for a while. The air and light have begun to speak fall, though. Enjoy it ~ autumn is my favorite time of year.