Saturday, November 15, 2008

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - November 2008

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(Christmas cactus – earliest of my cacti to bloom, white with a pink tint. )

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In the comments on my October Bloom Day post, HappyMouffetard said, “Welcome to GBBD. It's addictive, and makes you look at your garden with fresh eyes each month.”

She is right. It creates “stop and smell the roses moment.” It is addictive. Another great idea from Carol at May Dreams Gardens. I'm glad I got these pictures taken before the last two days of rain.


(Can you guess the blooms I would not have noticed if it wasn’t for GBBD? HINT: most of them.)
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Deep pink mum – a potted Easter gift - planted in ‘06 and moved in ‘07.



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Yellow mum volunteer – 2nd year.


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Calendula – re-seeds every year. Another reminder of my Grandmother’s garden.




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Sweet alyssum – continues its perfume in the autumn sun.



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Dusty Miller – flower bud removed. Proof in the picture.

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Rose – climber ‘Don Juan’ – the last rose of summer.




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Lamium – Dead Nettle under the locust tree – either ‘Elizabeth de Haas’ or ‘Purple Dragon’








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Nicotiana – another re-seeding annual




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Snap Dragon – stands bravely against the frost.



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Red Azalea – silly shrub thinks it’s spring.





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Also not pictured:
Sedum seiboldii – October Daphne – at the end of it’s color.
Lavender ‘Grosso’ – a few fall blooms.
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8 comments:

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Your Christmas Cactus is amazing! I love the color. Mine is a salmon color, and has just started to bud.

MARIE said...

Morning Glories,

This Christmas Cactus is amazing. It is filled with blooms every year.

It is especially precious to me because I started it from a slip from a favorite aunt's plant.

My aunt was a big gardening influence on me. I helped her on the farm for many years.

She's not able to garden any longer but she still has the mother plant to mine.

Sue said...

I love the color of the flowers of that Christmas cactus, too. It looks like your fall is lasting a little longer than mine in 5b, Nebraska. I keep feeling I should go looking again, and maybe I'd see a couple more blooms, like on my lamium. My snapdragons are still wanting to bloom, too.

Chandramouli S said...

Beautiful mums you got there. I never grow tired of them! Lucky you got so many blooms.

MARIE said...

Sue,

I checked your blog. You have a good deal blooming for this time of year. The cold spell this week may put an end to my blooms for the year.

MARIE said...

Chandramouli,

I too love the mums. But, I wish I could grow hibiscus like the plants in your GBBD post.

Great colors!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Well, now there are 4 of us who posted a photo of their Sweet Alyssum after ignoring it all year. Hooray for Mums & Snapdragons, the toughest big blooms in the garden.

MARIE said...

Mr. McGregor's Daughter,

Sweet Alyssum is a great little plant - sweetly scented and prolific.

I'm glad to see other gardners still have it in bloom.