Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day November 2007

There are still a number of blooms in Davis...we've had a very mild fall so far and some things are blooming that I've never noticed before at this time of year. Of course that may be due to the fact I'm not always paying good attention...maybe I'll see in years to come that this is typical behavior!
The first of these is Viburnum Spring's got the beautiful metallic blue berries and has already begun to seems early to me!
Also beginning to bloom is Tulbaghia fragrans...only one bloom but considerably earlier than I remember.
Every year I buy red cyclamen for the porch at Christmas. After the holidays I can't make myself throw them out so they get tucked in wherever they can. The first one to bloom arrived just in time for bloom day!
Also beginning to bloom are the pink snapdragons tucked back under one of the viburnums.
In the category of on going workhorse bloomers is the white potato vine, now mingling with the bright red rose hips of Rosa New Dawn or Rosa Berries and Cream...they're a tad tangled up so I'm not sure who they belong to! Also continuing to bloom are the zinnias (you know if there were fewer orange plants they would have given up long ago!), Rosa Flower Girl , borage, and the pelargoniums , shown here with the garlic chive seed head I can't bring myself to dead head. And at the rate the kids are gathering the seeds and planting them I may be overrun with garlic chives next year! The complete list for bloom day is:

Solanum rantonnetii
Solanum jasminoides
Shasta daisy (I don't remember having a Shasta bloom this time of year...ever!)
Chrysanthemum (Pink)
Chrysanthemum (Maroon)
Rosa Flower Girl
Rosa Demitasse
Wax Begonia
Blue Marguarite
Salvia Victoria Blue
Salvia nemerosa May Night
Salvia nemerosa Blue Hill
Pink Pandorea
Viburnum Spring Bouquet
Culinary Oregano
Plumbago Royal Cape
Tulbaghia fragrans
Penstemon Apple Blossom
Penstemon Bev Jensen
Nepeta Walker's Low
Dwarf Carnation Evermore
And in the house I have one Christmas cactus has just put out it's first bloom!