Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - November 2017

I am quite astonished to see that I have something to offer in the line of blooms this month. Normally my last post for outside plants blooming is October and even then they are slim pickings. This year I have a few blooms to offer despite the heavy frosts that have been taking place here.  Between the frosts there has been some above normal temps and delicious rain. The roller coaster weather has given us quite a surprise. This 'Landmark' azalea was just planted this spring.
What with the drought time this summer and then this lovely rainy fall it decided to put on a show. I wonder if it will bloom again in spring when it is supposed to?? We will just have to wait to see. 
The Salvias Black and Blue and.. 
Blue Spires are keeping up the bloom cycle. They get a little protection of trees but not for long.
With the Geranium Rozanne X marks the spot. 
One of our native bees is keeping these last few blooms company. 
I also had a Red Admiral yesterday when I took these pictures. The sun was keeping the plants warm. 
I found the Red Admiral on this alyssum. It keeps on blooming. 
The Tall Aster Tataricus takes frost and keeps on blooming. I don't know why but I just love this late blooming aster that holds it's blooms up high where you can really admire them.
Most blooms are remanents such as this Tall Garden Phlox, 
Witch Hazel 
and Honeysuckle. 
Is there anything blooming in your garden this month? If so you can share them with other gardeners around the world by going to Carol's May Dreams Garden who hosts this Bloom Day meme. 


19 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm amazed at all you still have blooming, Lisa! Especially the 'Black and Blue' Salvia--when we got home from Texas, everything here had turned to a frosty mush. That's a lovely azalea; I had two Encore azaleas that I got for free when we went to Asheville, but they just didn't like the winters here.

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    1. I was amazed too. It sin't supposed to be blooming. Crazy.

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  2. Your azalea is a special surprise! Blooms are fewer in my garden this month but there are still a few hangers on and even some fall blooming plants. Happy GBBD.

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    1. The Azalea is indeed special. I hope it blooms next spring. I will have to wait and see.

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  3. Wonderful azaleas Lisa. It's amazing to see them in November. My rhododendrons sometimes bloom in October, I think it's not healthy for them, do you?

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    1. I don't think it is healthy at all. The poor thing went through a terrible drought this summer. I hope it lives and blooms in spring when it is supposed to.

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  4. Oh my goodness! You really are still blooming quite impressively. That Azalea is delicious!

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    1. Thanks Beth. I do hope it survives to bloom again next spring.

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  5. You do have lots of blooms. I don't think we've got anything right now. But fall-blooming Azalea - isn't that very unusual?

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    1. Very unusual for this azalea Jason. It isn't supposed to bloom now. It is confused.

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  6. Thanks for your comment on my blog ~ ^_^

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  7. Wow! That is pretty impressive for November. It will be interesting to see how that Azalea behaves come spring. But it is gorgeous right now. Kind of fun to see in Nov.

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    1. This is our most floriferous November ever I think. I have looked back over the years and not much is blooming by now.

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  8. Lovely floral blooms ~ neat shots ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. A great show there, Lisa! What fun to have your azalea in bloom just now. I think my geranium Rozanne still had a few flowers back on the 15th but I've not been out checking up on things in borders out of the sight of my window. From my window and through the glass of the greenhouse I can see deep red viola and cyclamen flowers. They are pretty in there with alpines and succulents :-)

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving to you and do hope you shared or are sharing the day with family and/or friends ~ We did and now are home relaxing and giving thanks for the day again ~ ^_^

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. Gorgeous colors ~ wondering if they are still in bloom???

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. Oh my Lisa - what an amazing array of blooms for this late in the year. They are a welcome sight to my eyes. Let me know if that azalea does bloom in the spring. Actually our forsythia did bloom a bit this month and it has done this before and still bloomed in the spring when it should do so. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for stopping to visit me. Hugs!

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