Monday, November 11, 2013

November's Flowers

HI PEEPS. THE WEEKEND weather was not too bad. I was able to spend both days doing what I love, spending time in my favorite place on the planet. It doesn't get any better than that, does it? 

There was just a hint of white on the roof a few weeks ago but at the time of this writing, my garden is still without a significant (aka "killing") frost. Hooray! This means there are still die-hard plants holding on to a single blossom or pretty foliage. Here are some of them: 

Violet Viola odorata 

Double Impatiens walleriana 

Impatiens balfouri 

Impatiens rothii 

Impatiens omeiana 

Nicotiana 'Tinker Bell' 

Lamium maculatum 'Purple Dragon' 

Lantana camara 

Salvia microphylla ‘La Trinidad Pink’ 

Salvia 'Hot Lips' 

Salvia microphylla 'Maraschino' 

Clematis 'Polish Spirit' 

Clematis 'Ernest Markham' 

Clematis 'Ville de Lyon' 

Clerodendrum speciosum delectum 

Begonia grandis 

Scented Pelargonium  'Hazelnut' 





Buddleia 'Lo & Behold' 


Phlox 'Eva Cullum' 

Hydrangea 'Lemon Wave' 

Choisya ternata 

Choisya flowers up close

Heuchera 'Paris' 

Santa Barbara Daisy Erigeron karvinskianus 'Profusion' 

Golden Feverfew Tanacetum parthenium 

Oxalis 'Tri-Color'
Earlier this past summer, I was picking the yellow blossoms to keep pink the predominant color.
But I finally relented. 

A bazillion flowers now! 

Hollyhock blossom

Persicaria 'Red Dragon' with  Red Penstemon buds

Rosa 'Rhapsody in Blue' 

A lone Carpet Rose blossom

Rosa 'Jacques Cartier' 

Leycesteria formosa 'Golden Lanterns' 

Coreopsis ‘Mercury Rising’
I sure hope this plant winters over. Talk about a work horse.
It's been in bloom since I bought it last May. 

Verbena rigida 

Another workhorse, Alstromeria. Check out the health and vigor of this plant.  

Alstromeria buds 


Abelia grandiflora bracts

Abelia grandiflora blossoms and bracts 

Finally, I had to show you this photo.
Acuba, green with yellow spots. Aging Pear tree leaf, yellow with green spots.
Isn't nature grand? 


  1. Beautiful Gracie. Thank you for for sharing.

  2. The oxalis - what a neat color combo. I love your salvia and fuschia.

  3. Wow, you still have a ton of beautiful blooms! About the only flowers left outside for me are Lamiums, and they're fading fast with this cold snap in the upper Midwest! I'm jealous!

  4. You have tons of beautiful flowers yet!! We are in the 20's now! It felt like 16 degrees today. Brrr. We even had a dusting of snow last night. Please keep showing us flowers as long as you can!

  5. Grace, your climate is awesome, we're in November and your garden is full of blossoms! Lovely impatiens, violas, chrysanthemums, bacopa! By the way, I bought bacopa seeds and want to grow seedlings in spring to have hanging baskets with bacopa. Do you grow it or buy seedlings?

  6. ohhh.. Wow!
    Mesmerised by the colours of autumn..
    They are indeed so wonderfully made in your garden.
    Safely protected by your hands.

  7. Looks like you have more blossoms now than I have in high flowering season. Guess I'll head out there to see what I can find.

  8. Wow, Grace! You still have so many beautiful flowers. I love the pink Violet. I had no idea they came in pink! The Tri-Color Oxalis and Kiss Me are keepers as well. Thanks for brightening our day!

  9. Beautiful are your photos!
    Greetings from Holland, RW & SK

  10. It looks as though there's still enough pink to keep you happy. I've never seen that Clerodendrum before - I'll have to hunt it down.

  11. Beautiful flowers and colors :)

  12. I saw that Mercury coreopsis in various gardens and nurseries this summer and wondered how it performed. So glad you're fighting the good fight and trialing the new stuff! Love that tricolor oxalis too.

  13. Sikke mange fine blomster du har. I sær faldt jeg for impatiens balfouri,meget smuk og elegant!

  14. My goodness Grace, you still have many blooms to give you pleasure. My flowers are pretty much all done. Of late, I haven't done much blogging so much else going on and of course not much in the garden to talk about. Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving.

  15. Still so much colour going on there ! You feel you have to treasure every last bloom before the frost kills them all off. Some of my roses are still bravely blooming in the cold, but not for long I fear...

  16. Look at your garden girl !!
    You still have such beautiful flowers and foliage showing off !
    I love that oxalis .. I hadn't seen one in bloom like that with yellow flowers ... that is certainly a wow factor for sure!
    I am trying to gather my thoughts for an e-mail .. hang on girl !LOL

  17. Look at all of those blooms! My Kiss me Over the Garden Gate blooms were finished up by the frost a number of weeks ago.

  18. Seriously! Just finally catching up on much in bloom...we are snowed under here.


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