Friday, November 15, 2013

Bloomday for November, 2013

In my garden November’s Bloomday seems to be much more about what has been and what will be than what is. I'm not complaining, just stating the facts. First we'll look at what has been. Chasmanthium latifolium...

Clematis tibetana var. vernayi

Disporum cantonese 'Night Heron'

Mahonia gracilipes, it's as colorful as a flower - don't you think?

And on to what is, is in bloom I mean. Abutilon hybrid 'Fairy Coral Red'

Callistemon  ‘Clemson,’ going for a third round of blooms.

Fatsia japonica

Close-up

Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Queen'

Mahonia fortunei 'Curlyque'

Musella lasiocarpa, in it's final push to open all those yellow petals.

Rosemary (bad bad photo!)

Salvia discolor keeps pushing out the blooms. By the way these don't make great cut flowers, I tried.

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

And what will be, weather permitting for some. Acanthus sennii

Arctostaphylos x ‘Austin Griffiths'

Edgeworthia chrysantha 'Nanjing Gold'

Grevillea 'Peaches and Cream'

Grevillea 'Superb'

Grevillea juniperina ‘Molonglo’

Mahonia x media 'Charity'

And finally, Tetrapanax papyrifer, this year I've got a couple of plants trying to bloom. This one is in the front garden and I've seen more than a couple people stop and stare. I love that!

So that's a wrap on my Bloomday experience. As always visit May Dreams Gardens for links to all the bloggers participating this month.

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34 comments:

  1. What a lovely bloom day post. I'm one of those gardeners who is look to what will be now as the garden will soon go into it's winter slumber! You've lots of plants I am not familiar with - I need to do a wee bit research now. I think my wish list might just get a bit longer after reading your post! Happy Bloom Day

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Angie, always a pleasure to introduce someone to new-to-them plants.

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  2. Lots of exclamations of pleasure and surprise from me as I scrolled through your garden. The Mahonia 'Charity' got a prolonged, "Oh, wow!" Hope no one listening outside my office gets the wrong idea. Happy Blooms Day, Loree!

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  3. A great post for Bloom Day!
    Have a wonderful week-end!
    Lea

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Lea, looks like things have been frosty in your neck of the woods.

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  4. Beautiful are the photos!
    Greetings from Holland, RW & SK

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  5. I always love seeing your Gevilleas in bloom, especially with such beautiful, warm colors at this time of year. I do see my G. juniperina 'Low Red' setting me up for next month, though... My Tetrapanax is in a race to bloom before frost too. I hope mine and yours both make it!

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    1. I will be very happy (and surprised) if they do. After all if they didn't make it last year...

      Not that the flowers are all that really, it's just the idea of the thing.

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  6. I must say some very very interesting plants Ive never seen....and its wet there.wow

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    1. Wet indeed. And it's only just begun...

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  7. Oh my! All your selections are great but 'Night Heron' would be worth growing for the berries alone - I think I must find one...

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    1. Oh yes Kris 'Night Heron' is a fabulous plant from beginning to end!

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  8. I felt the same about my Clematis...wasn't quite sure if it qualified as "bloom" any more!

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    1. It's kind of weird how almost overnight (and not a particularly cold night either) the blooms seemed to just stop and decide they weren't going any further.

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  9. Hi Loree: What an interesting shot of the moisture collecting on the Edgeworthia! Was the Grevillea 'Superb' photographed through a window, or is that rain coming off the eaves? It's a beautiful photo! You have some amazing plants. Happy GBBD!

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    1. The Grevillea 'Superb' is inside our make-shift greenhouse. Behind it are clear corrugated plastic panels. Kind of a fun optical illusion.

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  10. Your exotic plants are really performing for you! All your red flowers look great, especially the Grevillea. And the Mahonia 'Charity' is magnificent, I haven't seen Mahonias blooming in fall.

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    1. Fall is the typical time for most of my mahonia collection to bloom, and then the fabulous berries appear in the winter.

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  11. Yay for Mahonia gracilipes especially!

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    1. Makes me want another or three (of course).

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  12. It gives me a bit of a pang to see your Grevillea 'Superb,' since I pulled out a good-sized specimen when I deshrubbed the back garden. Small garden seesaw. Amazing how big the tibetan clem is already. Love it all, esp. the Acanthus sennii!

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    1. Oh to have the possibility of a good sized specimen! However as long as mine manages to stay alive in a container I'll not complain. I sure do hope I'll be able to enjoy the acanthus bloom before a freeze...

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  13. I think you made your point about Porlandia's wet weather without trying - hand me a towel to dry off! But quite nice anyway, and I enjoyed the flowers on your Fatsia, Abutilon, and esp the Autumn Joy Sedum this late in the season. It even rained enough *here* last night, to wet the streets for more than 1 minute, but that's a :-) for EP!

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    1. You're right, I wasn't even trying. There was a dry spell when I could have taken photos but didn't manage to do so. It doesn't bode well for me that it's only mid-November and I'm already sick of the rain and grey...

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  14. The flowers and whats-left-after-the-flowers-finish are all lovely, but--is that rain? Real, actual rain? Sigh. Jealous...

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    1. Hoov we need to engineer a January house swap. You come here for a week or so and I'll head south to your place. Sound like a deal? Somehow I think you'll get sick of the rain before I get sick of the sun...

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  15. I am not sure my Tetrapanax will bloom. The buds are fat, but we have had a freeze, not a deep one thought. Hopefully we will have a spate of seasonal weather which will give them a chance to open. Happy GBBD!

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    1. Fingers crossed for yours and mine!

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  16. And you profess to not be a flowery girl. Since you don't seem to need that as an excuse, mind if I borrow it?

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