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Monday, November 15, 2010

November 2010 Bloom Day

November garden bloggers bloom day is here and we are lucky enough to still have flowers blooming in the garden.  Still no frost here, although I did see that the National Weather Forecast has predicted a chance of snow for the weekend.  Yesterday I planted some more bulbs that I found at the grocery store (I wasn't looking for bulbs but they were right there at the entrance calling out to me), Tulipa greigii 'Quebec', and planned to take more pictures of flowers after I was finished but by 2:45 pm it was already starting to get dark, a little earlier than usual because it was so overcast out.  During the summer at that time it's too bright to take pictures, now at that time it's too dark.

 Rose 'Tamora' didn't grow much in height this year, but has produced lots of blooms for it's first year in the garden.

 'Kimberlina' is covered in opening buds.

 The Lavender has a new round of flowers which is surprising.  I planted these as 2 inch plants last year and they are huge now.

 The Abelias are covered in flowers.

 Cosmos still blooming.

 On of the longest blooming perennials in my yard are Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber).

Tiarella - I think this is 'Neon Lights' is just starting to bloom.  In fact all the Tiarellas have new blooms on them.

Also in bloom are some Heucheras, hardy fuchsias, Mexican Orange (Choysia ternata), Geranium 'Rozanne' and 'Wargrave Pink', Daphne 'Summer Ice', Calendula and Pansies.
To see who else has flowers blooming now visit Carol of May Dreams Gardens who hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day the 15th of each month.
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33 comments:

  1. Hi Catherine. Your Tamora rose is just gorgeous. Looks like orange sherbet.Or maybe I am just hungry. LOL! I have got to get some valerain seeds next spring to try. I am so surprised to see Tiarella blooming in the Fall. Mine blooms in early spring. Is this something they usually do in your area or are there different kinds? Well it is welcome I am sure.
    Have a wonderful week.

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  2. Lots of little surprises await in your patch...I love that tiarella...and roses are my all time favourite...Tamora is stunning!

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  3. Your rose photo with the dew (raindrops?) on it is beautiful. I am impressed with the lavender plants--- really doing well. Did you plant them in anything special?

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  4. So are ya'll just going to miss frost and go straight to snow? Pretty blooms Catherine. My lavender has buds on it too, I was wondering what in the world was going on...

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  5. Lona - Usually the Tiarella only blooms in spring so I was very surprised to see them all blooming.

    Janet - That was dew, but now they are soaked in raindrops. That area where the lavender is planted is very hot and dry. The soil there was very pretty bad but I've added compost over the past few years. I think the Lavender just likes how hot it gets there.

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  6. Lovely flowers and lovely pictures of them! Here in our garden NOTHING is blooming anymore:(
    Take care,
    Charlotta

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  7. Really like the looks of the Tiarella. And the 'Kimberlina' Rose is eye-catching.

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  8. Still looking good!
    "I wasn't looking for bulbs but they were right there at the entrance calling out to me," made me laugh. I think bulbs stalk me as soon as I declare I'm done planting bulbs for the year!

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  9. I love the leaves on the Abelias.

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  10. Interesting that the Lavender is blooming so late. Lovely photos.

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  11. Nice post...I had no idea Tiarellas would re-bloom in the fall!

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  12. I like to see your flowers which I can never see here, Lavender is the only one which grows here.

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  13. Catherine, wow, Tamora just won't quit will she? That's alright though, I still think she's lovely. When we had Abelias I don't remember them blooming so much this late in the season, is that normal for you there? I think my plant envy photo this time has to be your Centranthus though, what a great splash of color for NOVEMBER!

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  14. Gorgeous pics. I love the colour of the first rose. Heehee, so plants call out to you too?

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  15. Catherine,
    Enjoyed the roses very beautiful ones! Lavender you must have the touch, it hates me. Good thing Meg keeps it alive here.

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  16. Awesome, your garden looks wonderful. It was a shot of energy and color for me as mine is brown with seedheads. Take care and happy gardening:)

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  17. Great variety of items... but What in the World is your tiarella doing? Blooming now?? They're exclusively an early Spring-bloomer over here! :-)

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  18. GBBD is one of my favorite days of the month. I haven't particpated for many months and miss doing so.

    Your Lavender plants are huge, considering they started as 2-inch plants. I've always liked the look of Lavender.

    Tiarellas are pretty in the fall, aren't they?

    Roses in November? Doesn't seem fair to me:)

    donna

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  19. your plants still look really happy. What type of lavender is it? My French lavenders have some flower but nowhere near as ful of bloom as yours. Chrisitna

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  20. Your garden makes me want to smell it! The abelia, roses, and lavender mixed with rain and wet leaves... I bet that is magical. :)

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  21. You still have quite a lot blooming! I love the Tiarella - do they usually bloom this time of year? And the lavender is a wonderful treat. I can just smell it from here!

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  22. Hello Catherine, I am always amazed at the number of blossoms still growing strong into winter here in the PNW, especially the roses, and your Rose 'Tamora' is stunning.

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  23. Love the abelia and doesn't that make ya feel good that it was just a runt at 2 inches when you planted it. I'm not familiar with Tiarellas. Love the foliage. Have a blessed day Catherine.

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  24. I love the foliage of that Tiarella. So pretty.

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  25. Your abelia is SO pretty! Mine never has bloomed:(

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  26. I'm amazed at how much is still flowering in your garden - and i love that little Tiarella, I've not seen them before.

    I've still got sedum, cosmos, roses and nicotania flowering - or at least I had yesterday! I haven't checked them for frost damage yet today!

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  27. What an amazing array of blooms for November Catherine! Your garden definitely provides a lot of interest year-around. Believe it or not, I have red valerian trying to hang on. A few buds that were protected just might open this weekend since we are predicted to go back into the 60's! Yay. Hopefully that forecast is right.
    P.S. I'm already on a countdown to the shortest day ~ just so we can start increasing light again.

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  28. Hi Catherine how nice to pop over and see your garden I do miss my garden bloging friends must make more time for it.
    You have lots of colur still in your garden the roses are beautiful and fancy the lavendar flowering a second time.

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  29. November bloom day in my garden would be laughable, but your flowers are very pretty. Tamora is so nice, well, of course I love all the English roses!

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  30. That first rose bloom really caught my eye. What a beauty! I love the color of that cosmos, too.

    My larger clump of Jupiter's beard died back some this summer. It has been there a number of years, and normally blooms all summer. I hope it comes back OK next year.

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  31. Ah, for Roses like yours! 'Tamora' is superb with the sparkling dew on her petals.
    I keep trying with Lavender but am still experimenting to find a suitable spot..dry enough for it to overwinter. Yours is wonderful.
    My Valerian grew quite a bit this past summer.
    Love the Tiarella foliage!
    I sure would love to plant that gorgeous hardy fuchsia, but we may be a bit too cold for it to overwinter here. Will have to do some research.

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