Sunday, November 15, 2009

GBBD November 2009

The miniature roses in the front door bed are having a little bloom fest. This unknown pink mini was given to me years ago by my good friend.
Chater's Double hollyhock has bloomed off and on for months and the cooler November weather isn't a deterrent at all.
Lavandula pinnata buchii has likewise bloomed for months...actually it's been blooming for over a year. Last winter it shared the warmth from the lights I had strung up to protect the Meyer lemon in the pot behind it. That was enough to keep it blooming all winter.
I know that there is a bit of negative thinking about mums and some, like Elizabeth at Gardening While Intoxicated think they are unnecessary. I think to a large extent I agree with her but I do like these passalongs...blooming in the trident maple bed where I can see them from the dinner table.
Solanum jasminoides is another long term bloomer.
And my Camellia sasanqua Kanjiro has put out one early bloom...just in time for bloom day!
The more or less complete list of blooms in my Davis garden this month...

Wax begonias
Solanum rantonnetii
Plumbago auriculata
Rosa Flower Girl
Dwarf carnation Evermore
Lavandula pinnata bucchii
Anisodontea Elegant Lady
Anisodontea Hibiscus Bits
Pink pandorea
Salvia Victoria Blue
Salvia Dwarf Indigo Spires
Salvia greggii
Salvia Dancing Dolls
Hollyhock Chater's Double
Abutilon Pink Parasol
Unknown pink abutilon
Culinary oregano


Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Beautiful as always, but that Camellia is outstanding! You know I love fuschia.

sweetbay said...

That mum is very unique-looking and beautiful.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous, as always... but my favorite is the lavender. I'm not familiar with that one--does it have a nice scent, too?

Anonymous said...

I love that double hollyhock. It's so dainty. I wanted to thank you for participating in the Operation Christmas Child. We raised $800 and made 20 boxes for the little kids.

EAL said...

Those mums are pretty. Really.