Blooming In November

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The garden still invites birds and pollinators, all sorts of hopping and buzzing insects, and even the occasional snail.

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We had night time temperatures dip into the upper 30’s over the weekend; but still no frost and certainly no deep freezes.  Our garden remains filled with flowers.

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The Salvias and Iris are especially nice this week.

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But so are the ginger lilies.  There is even a Canna blossom or two waving in the cooling breezes.

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We still have new roses opening daily.

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Some of the hardy Begonias remain in bloom.

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One special Clematis vine has bloomed non-stop since late March. It must be getting a bit tired, but it still sports a few dozen blue flowers today.

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Our two Bougainvillea vines have happily covered themselves in rose pink bracts framing their tiny white flowers.

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All of the Lantana continue pumping out prolific flowers, much appreciated by the few moths and butterflies still here.

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Their color just intensifies as temperatures cool.   Pentas and Geraniums also remain, and show their most concentrated color of the season.  Their vivid petals pop.

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Our garden remains a bright and happy place.

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A neighbor visited our garden this afternoon.  She hadn’t seen Iris which re-bloom in the autumn before.

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We wandered around talking about the plants, enjoying the scented herbs, and enjoying one another’s company.  I’m looking forward to her return visit when we can dig and divide a few things for her to transplant to her end of the street.

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It is always fun to share with other gardeners who will help spread the beauty around even further.

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The garden is surprisingly full of flowers for mid-November.  So many summer flowering plants are still going strong, even as our autumn flowers bloom.   And we are planting Violas and bulbs for winter and early spring.

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Novembers weather like this makes us very grateful to live in a spot where we have  long autumns to enjoy our garden before winter blows in.

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I am joining Carol at May Dreams Gardens to celebrate what is blooming in our garden this November.  Many of us are fortunate to have something in bloom every day of the year, with a bit of planning.  Finding such a variety of flowers still perfuming the garden this late in the season  brings tremendous joy as we watch it unfold anew each day.

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8 responses to “Blooming In November

  1. So many beautiful things still blooming in your garden and butterflies, too! Wish I was on that walk with you, enjoying all those flowers. The iris and salvia are stunning!

    • We share that wish, Eliza. And you would enjoy my gardening friends, too! The Iris are so fragrant, this late into the season. We count each moth or butterfly we find now as a blessing. Another cold spell coming this weekend, but we think we can leave the Bougainvillea out this one more time….. Has it warmed back up for you? Do you still have things blooming indoors? WG

      • Today is warmer as it has grown cloudy and rain is expected. It was 24 when I got up to stoke the fire this morning.
        I brought in a couple begonias and pelargoniums for the winter, but have reduced my plants in the sunspace from previous years. I threw a lot of old ones out this spring. There is a bit of color out there. 🙂

  2. It’s amazing what you still have blooming! So beautiful! All I can claim are a few hardy calendula.

    Caroline

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