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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



Calendula

Cyclamen hederifolium

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

Beesia

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.

19 comments:

  1. Still some beauties blooming away in your garden. I'm cool with less rain and storms but that also means less snow in the mountains which we rely on for summer water. Happy GBBD pal and I hope you've been enjoying the cool crisp days.

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  2. You asked about frost in my garden, nope. It's been untouched.

    Love your Cyclamen hederifolium, although like with the Begonia I featured I think the foliage is enough...why do they have to flower!?

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  3. I'm impressed that you still have dahlias! I love the Beesia, a plant that my Sunset Garden Book tells me will grow here with "regular water," which probably means too much.

    I enjoyed all the new features on your side-bar too!

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  4. I did the same thing in our garden. Besides with the time change it's hard for me to get outside during daylight and take pictures during the work week. Thanks for sharing your blooms for the month.

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  5. A wonderful assortment of blooms! Love the Dahlias!
    Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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  6. You blooms still look wonderful. We have been very dry in Southern Oregon, but the frost came on schedule, killing almost all mine. What kind of lupine is that? My Russell lupine flowered many months ago.

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  7. Yes, it is drier than normal, and that can be a problem if we don't get our mountain snow pack. Summer water supply depends on winter snow.

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  8. Isn't that Cyclamen foliage fabulous ? I'm missing the boat on Cyclamen.

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  9. That dahlias are beautiful,specially liked the dark shade of it .
    Have a great week ahead.

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  10. Lots of lovely flowers, your dahlias are hanging in there! The cyclamen is beautiful along with your mahonia, they make a nice spalsh of volour at this time of year.

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  11. OK Beesia and Lupine blooming? Are you a garden magician? Your Mahonia and Loree's are enough to make me jump though the computer. So gorgeous. And we've had a super dry November, as far as Novembers go around here, too. A little scary.

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  12. You have an impressive number of bloomers that in my garden have given up the ghost at least a month ago, like the Cyclamen and the Beesia. I think I need your sun and exposure. But I'm glad not to have had a frost yet; it's only a matter of time before the leaves and flower buds of the Tetrapanax come raining down. Happy (belated) Bloom Day, Alison!

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  13. I needed some flower photos. Cold and an icy wind here. Thanks for the flowers.

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  14. Calamagrostis brachytricha looks etherial, I love it against the rocky background.
    Is it easy to grow Dahlia from seed?

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  15. Dry up there too? Jeez, I hope somebody gets some rain. Whatever it's getting, your garden looks incredibly happy.

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  16. Love that Mahonia. Some nice Dahlias still going strong, too.

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  17. Whoa - that Mahonia is something else... Stellar!

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