Saturday, November 15, 2014

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day November 2014

After hair-pulling, teeth-grinding work to re-install all of my files and programs I have the computer back up and  (I think) running again. Just in time for Bloom Day!

I didn't think I'd have much in the way of outside blooms this month. Truth be told TODAY I don't have this many. I took these photos on Tuesday, before the latest storm. Blooms in November are scare and highly valued. At least on days it's nice enough to go outside. THOSE days are on the decline along with the flowers...

The pansies are reliable performers until they get buried by snowfall. I particularly like this cheerful, bright purple and dull, grey fall days.

And this one has a friend.

This is a surprising rebloom on one of my irises. It looks much better in the spring against a newly greening world.

What a brave little Gazania! It's been hit by frost and one light snowfall already. This is one that I bet isn't there today.

This unknown annual is basically done but it still has interesting structure. It's time to bring in the pots before they freeze and crack. But I'm not ready to accept that fact yet. I'm still clinging to fall.

This is Armeria Amada Rose. A relatively new addition that is actually blooming pretty strongly. 

This is winter Daphne but it's blooming now. I'm not sure which one this is. I planted three plants from two different places (and therefore two different varieties) and I thought they had all died. This one is probably in it's second year. Unfortunately I'm going to have to move it since I decided it was dead and planted another bush way too close. But that's something to worry about next year.

Gaura is a great plant that just keeps on blooming! I only have scattered blooms but in November, I'm thrilled to have even scattered blooms. Especially brightly colored ones.

The New Guinea Impatients did not survive the last storm, Expect for this one plant that has one last, desperate bloom before it succumbed to this week's cold and stormy weather. Farewell brave little Impatient, you were a good flower while you lasted.

These are the last two blooms on a Rudbeckia fromneighborii. It gives the bees something to eat on those rare, warm late fall days. One last meal before hibernation.

Thanks to Carol at May Dreams for this meme.

Stay tuned for next month's HousePlants! [I will be shocked if I have any outdoor plants blooming in December. Shocked!]


  1. Pretty blooms!
    The cold weather has reached all the way down here to Mississippi, too. We've had several nights of below freezing temps.
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

  2. So many beauties blooming in your garden. Amazing:)
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Beautiful Pansies! I have yet to buy some.

  4. What lovely things in bloom. Your pretty unknown annual looks like a Celosia.
    A word of warning, Daphnes hate to be moved and usually show their dislike by dying.

  5. It's always helpful to read other bloggers' posts on the 15th of the month, to see what others in or around my Zone have in their gardens. I may have to get myself some pansies and winter daphne going for next year!

  6. Oh wow you have the color i love most in my favorite pansies! Thanks for posting that as they don't grow in our hot climate!