This November's Bloomday is one of the least florific I remember here in my garden. Of course memories can deceive so I did a quick look back at November 2016 and 2015 and yep, it's true. Several of the previous November bloomers perished in last winter's cold. Others just don't seem up to the task of blooming late in the season this year. Thank goodness for the ones that are...
Abutilon Nuabtang was one that perished, darn it, I loved its orange flowers. Abutilon Nuabyell kept on going though, and I added a second plant this year. Yes, those are leaves from the Magnolia macrophylla on the ground, I still haven't managed to pick them all up.
I've almost cut these final Anigozanthos flowers several times, to enjoy them indoors. However since we've not had a frost yet — more importantly there's not one in the forecast — they've stayed. It's nice to see the vibrant color in the garden (more Magnolia leaves!).
Flowers are starting to open on the Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica). Of course the open ones weren't in spot I could get a good photo of, so you get buds.
The mislabeled pink Nicotiana (it was supposed to be brown) is still blooming. Word is this one's going to seed around too. Looks like I'll be pawning off baby plants next spring.
Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon'
Maonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress'
Mahonia x media 'Charity'
A wider view...
And a close-up...
Fatsia japonica 'Variegata' (Camouflage).
And just plain old Fatsia japonica.
I don't remember any of my other Eupatorium capillifolium 'Elegant Feather' blooming.
It's kind of fun to see.
Hakonechloa (aka Japanese Forest Grass)
Not flowers but oh so ornamental, Poncirus trifoliata fruit (this after more than a dozen have already dropped).
It wouldn't be a November Bloomday if I didn't share my ever-hopeful Tetrapanax buds. I just know some year it's gonna get to bloom. Some year, but probably not this one (it's way behind where it was last year at this time).
And the plant I'm most missing this November is my Grevillea victoriae 'Murray Valley Queen' which up and died last July. Thankfully the Grevillea miqueliana is positively covered in fat buds so hopefully there will be winter blooms for the hummingbirds, and me, to enjoy.
Just as exciting is seeing both the yellow, and orange, blooming Edgeworthias budding up. Looking at these plants gives me hope that indeed next February will come, and there will be flowers.
As always click on over to May Dreams Gardens for links to all the bloggers sharing their blooms today.
Weather Diary, Nov 14: Hi 58, Low 45/ Precip .02"
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