Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Garden Blogger Bloom Day November 2011

It's time for Garden Blogger Bloom Day, November 2011! Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for inviting us to share what is blooming in our garden each month on the 15th.
 A few of the pass-a-long chrysanthemums show no damage but many of them have been half eaten by the nasty earwigs.
 This hollyhock has been blooming for months and shows no sign of stopping; I have no memory of buying it but am grateful that I must have done so.
 Twinny Yellow Shades snapdragon, grown from seeds purchased after a trip to Filoli where they were growing lush and lovely, struggled all summer but is now coming into its prime.
 Dwarf Carnation Evermore is a major favorite of mine, blooming for much of the year over the past 5 or 6 years.
 Salvia Dancing Dolls is another trouper, blooming for months on end.
 Thanks to Frances at Fairegarden for mentioning in a conversation the other day that her little camellias were blooming. I checked my Camellia Sasanqua Kanjiro and it was indeed also blooming! I hadn't even noticed. Another reason I'm grateful for Bloom Day...it makes me pay attention to blooms that otherwise might be missed.
 Solanum jasminoides has climbed up into the privet and viburnum and brightens them both.
 Rosa Flower Girl is prettiest in the fall and spring when the weather is cool enough to allow the pink color to shine. Summer blooms are typically white.
Salvia May Night still blooms a bit. It will soon die back for the coldest months, to bloom anew next summer.

Many of the November blooms are brighter and more vibrant than the summer versions. Lavender pinnata buchii for instance has a much more intense color. Looking back over these photos I see that all but two (the chrysanthemums and the camellia) are summer-long-and-then-some bloomers here. I like having them to fill in when there is nothing new going on. Other long blooming stalwarts include allysum, anisodontea, wax begonias, bat-faced cuphea, and agyranthemum. Even many of these will soon take a break as cold weather, hopefully including lots of rain, becomes the reality.


Layanee said...

Oh so many blooms while my garden is going to sleep. Love that I can see them from across the country.

Gail said...

Your garden is filled with loveliness! Your camellia makes me want to replace the one I lost to drought. Happy GBBD. gail

Christine @ the Gardening Blog said...

You have so much flowering ... and its all beautiful!
Happy GBBD :)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Your 'Flower Girl' rose is so charming, I like it better than many of the big, blousy double roses. I have Camellia envy again. How neat it must be to find them just starting to bloom November. I'd need a greenhouse to grow one.

Fairegarden said...

I am so happy that you didn't miss your Camellia blooming, Leslie, it is gorgeous! Thanks for the linkage, my friend. I am very interested in your rose that is more pink in the cooler months. I have seed grown Angel Wings, tiny things, that are white then pink, like yours. Love all your Salvias!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

It looks lovely there Leslie. I wish I were there.~~Dee

Sunray Gardens said...

Very pretty blooms you still have going on.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Anonymous said...

Oh, so beautiful, your blooms! I clean forgot about my camellias. The bees haven't! Beautiful salvias.

scottweberpdx said...

Nice post...that 'Dancing Dolls' Salvia is so charming!

Unknown said...

Oh no... another place where I'll be afflicted with a bout of my camellia envy!!! ;-)

Your blooms are beautiful, Leslie, and I think that charming little snapdragon was worth the wait. It has one of the fanciest flower forms I've seen, but still looks sweet and tasteful. <3 that!

Hope that you and your family have a great Thanksgiving, too. :)

organic agriculture said...

Just heavenly