Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day -November 2009

I must say that the blooms in my garden aren't hardly worthy of photos.  I will put up a few to let you know I am still around and kicking.  This fall has been so busy for me.  I feel like all is under control as best it could be.  First up is the little bud on the carpet rose.  This plant has the worst conditions to grow in and it usually is the last to give up for the year.

This Purple Cone Flower is still trying to set some blooms. It is growing in too much shade so since the leaves are off the trees it is telling me it would appreciate some more sunshine.

This white anemone is still sporting a few blooms despite the frosty nights.  She is a real trooper.

Several of the tall Garden phloxes have a few little blooms.  They are enjoying this mild fall too.

The Persicari 'Red Dragon' is still blooming.

Other than the left over hydrangea blooms, a malva and a few shrivled mums the rest of the blooms in the garden come from annuals such as this Lantana which looks faded out. 

We are having our first rain in November today.  What is left in the garden seems to be perking up a bit. I hope you all are having a perky week too. For more Garden Bloggers Bloom Days please go to Carol's May Dreams Garden.

21 comments:

Annie in Austin said...

Lisa, this is quite a lot in bloom for Indiana in mid-November - anemone, rose bud and phlox?
Glad you have some pretty things still flowering. Now off to look up Persicari ;-]

Happy GBBD,

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Helen said...

Love the anemone. These last few blooms are extra special, aren't they?

fairegarden said...

Dear Lisa, you have things blooming in your northern garden that have long given up here in the south. It must be quite mild indeed. The anemone stirs pangs of jealousy!
Frances

Phillip said...

You have quite a number of blooms for November. I keep expecting our first severe frost any day now.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I envy you, you have more color in your garden than I do. We have had a mild November but here almost nothing is blooming.
Marnie

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I love your anemone and the light colored lantana. I want to get some more anemones next year. My pink September Charm looks to be finished. Does deadheading extend the blooming!

SandyCarlson said...

These are really beautiful. I like the anemone, too.

Naturegirl said...

Lisa I think all these flowers that are still showing in your garden are precious..hanging in there to the end to give you a lift each time that you see them..like "my rose" ..wink...
thank you I was deeply touched when I recieved your mail. I am blessed in having you to call my friend! xoxox

Gail said...

Lisa, I think you have more bloom then I have here in zone 7 Nashville! Very impressive and lovely, too! gail

katie jane said...

You sure have a lot more things blooming than we do here in Cincy. We are pretty much all brown now.
Your flowers are still so pretty.
Must be all this warm weather we're having.

beckie said...

Lisa, very impressive late fall blooms. I love that anemone, too. We have had almost 3" of rain since Sunday, with more in the forecast for the rest of the week. Enough!
Hope you and yours have a womderful Thanksgiving!

Rose said...

Lisa, I think all of your blooms are definitely photo-worthy! Beckie told me you've been extremely busy at work lately; hope things settle down a bit for you soon. And I also hope you aren't getting as much rain as we are! I'm ready for sunny days again.

Marvin said...

A great job scouting up blooms in your garden for our viewing pleasure. We received our first November rain yesterday, but with all the rain that fell in October, I wasn't exactly worried about slipping into drought conditions.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Hi Lisa, You have a lot more blooming than I do. Love the little carpet rose!

Cicero Sings said...

Ha, ha ... blooms?! No blooms around here and won't be until ... mmmm... April or May.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

It's neat that your Coneflowers are still blooming and looking so good. Mine have been gone for a long time now.

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa.....great blooms for mid November. The phlox surprised me.....what a bonus...

My coneflowers have all lost their seedheads....I think the birds have been having fun with them......

Hostabuff said...

It's interesting to see that someone else has tall phlox in bloom. I had one variety that never bloomed this summer and just started in October. You really have anice selection of items in bloom Lisa.

RuthieJ said...

Wow Lisa, all those blooms are pretty wonderful for November. Everything's all brown here in Minnesota.

Kerri said...

In mid November you had blooms that were long gone here, but my Malva survived well into the fall. Wish my beautiful Anemones had. I was so sad to see them go.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Lisa! I'm thankful that we're blog friends too :)

cyndy said...

Nice to see the blossoms that are still bringing pleasure to your eyes this late in the season--lovely!