The blooms still have a teensy bit further to go before they are in their prime but for now I’m enjoying them just like this.
Now for the rest of the gang…this is probably the last hurrah for most of these, some of them have been going on for months! Like the Hydrangea.
They are such a vibrant pink right now!
If we only had another month of warm(ish) weather this Castor Bean boom might actually develop. As it is I think this is probably it.
I love the fun shapes of the Fatsia Japonica blooms.
I recently read somewhere that they make great cut “flowers” (I think the article actually recommended tucking them in amongst cut flowers to add textural interest). I just might have to try that.
The tiny blooms of the Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens') are fairly inconsequential, until the black berries form in a month or two.
No frost yet = the Canna’s are still looking good. Even blooming!
And Eryngium venustum.
There are still a few Lavender blossoms.
Hakonechloa (Japanese Forest Grass).
Cyperus involucratus (Umbrella Palm).
And last, but definitely not least, the power house of the garden this year….the Kangaroo Paws, still going strong.
Their flowers are a little more yellow, a little less orange this month. I believe that can be attributed to their living indoors when the temperatures have dipped.
I discovered a happy colony of aphids on them this morning so they’ve gone back outside for treatment (a good squirt with the hose and a little Neem). Luckily I think I caught it before any damage could be done. Damn aphids.
So, if you’re new to this monthly adventure this is when you need to click on over to May Dreams Gardens and check out all the beautiful things blooming in gardens around the world on this November 15th. Enjoy!