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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day -- November 2018

I've only lived in the PNW for about 10 years, so I don't have a lifetime of experience to draw on, but it seems to me that we've been having an unusually dry and un-stormy autumn. Bolstering my belief, the Seattle Weather Blog's Twitter feed claims the same, and that low rainfall Novembers correlate with low snowfall winters, so less rain is alright with me.

We only just had our first frost about a week ago, and it was a mild one, with the frost gone by mid-morning. We had a string of overnight frosts followed by not-so-cold, dry days, but before the frost I went around and captured some pictures of what was blooming. So this isn't technically what's blooming today, but last week. I guess that's close enough.

Mahonia x media 'Charity'

Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress'

A patch of Dahlia 'Black Beauty,' some blacker than others

I saved seeds from this, the darkest flower

Saxifraga fortunei 'Black Ruby'

Two last Dahlias in the cutting garden


Cyclamen hederifolium

Hardy Geranium x oxonianum 'Wargrave's Pink' amongst Columbine foliage


Pink Lupine

Calamagrostis brachytricha

Corydalis lutea

Corydalis lutea

Verbena bonariensis

Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts GBBD on the 15th of every month. Check out her post here.