Thursday, November 15, 2012

BloomDay November 2012

If only every Bloomday were on a weekend . I came home from the office for lunch today and rushed around taking some pretty uninspiring photos of those who still soldier on.

 Lobelia laxiflora -I love this plant though I've done it no favors in my choice of location. It can be thug-ish in frost free areas , but it dies back far enough here in winter to restrain it's enthusiasm.




Though we have had a few frosty mornings, Wendys Wish is still pumping out the blooms . I loose this plant every year and have to replant, but I think I've finally found a spot where it can give it's all til the bitter end.



I love these Sanvitalia procumbens, and though they are allegedly an annual they have persisted here for several years. They bloom all summer and make a great edging.


 I planted this Salvia for it's foliage , as it is such a late bloomer I figured it would bite the dust before I saw a flower. It's common as hell here and it's name escapes me at the moment.



Penstemon 'Raven' ...what a great plant this is .. no flopping , lots of blooming.


 The roses continue to send out flowers , though they are beat up by rain and frost. This is 'Golden Celebration'..



Thanks as always to Carol , our hostess !

11 comments:

  1. That Penstemon is stunning...and you had me at "no flopping"!

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    1. Digging Dog Scott..I put it in the sunniest spot I could, and I am victorious !Love it when they don't flop.

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  2. Lots of beauty left in your garden. Now days it's pretty much dark when I get home. It's somewhat lighter in the a.m. but no time for walating or picture taking.

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    1. I hear you Michelle. I go in at 6:30ish so it's a tad light when I get home, but our rains have started so gardening is out the window.

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  3. That was worthwhile, you have some lovely November blooms there :)

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    1. If you plan ahead, you can garden year round here, but raingear comes in handy.

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  4. Wonderful flowers Kathy, that Penstemmon is fabulous!!!! what a gorgeous plant. Wish it was hardy here.

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    1. Zone 6 Deanne..maybe global warming will help you out !

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  5. I love the lobelia and the penstemmon. I have the same two salvias and mine are in bloom at the moment too - a bit strange really, given it's late Spring here and Autumn for you. Just goes to show what troopers they are.

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  6. Troopers indeed Marisa, though most years the tenders are black slime by now. I'm enjoying the extended season this year.

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  7. I like your salvias, could the second one be Lady in Red?

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