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.
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.
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.