Garden Bloggers BloomDay for November 2021
It's a small bloom haul this month-the weather has been really nice but the deciduous trees of the surrounding neighbors are still hanging on and combined with the lower sun angle my garden is pretty shady right now. And hallelujah, I've gotten just about 10 inches of rain since our first big storm in October. The hoses are retired for the winter. We have yet to have our 1st frost though we've had a few mornings in the high 30's. Nothing is knocked down yet- I still have basil but I pulled the tomatoes , planted spinach, kale and 100 Ranunculus. The ground temps are relatively warm so the weeds are are triumphant and I appear to have approximately one to two million Nigella seedlings.
Pelargonium schitzopetalum has had it's best year ever and I was really surprised to see a bloom forming this late in the year. I'm going to attempt to divide it next spring. It's tuberous rooted so we shall see how that goes.
Dahlia 'Bee Happy' is in fact happy that the leaf miners have left town for the year and has pumped up a few more blooms.
Globularia sarcophylla is a new acquisition not in the ground yet .
Cuphea cyanea . This little Cuphea stays about a foot high and a little wider.It blooms prolifically and I want to make it a repeated element along my front brick pathway. . If I can't find more I'll try to take cuttings.
Cuphea micropetala is a first rate late summer-fall bloomer. It dies back to the ground here in winter and can be a bit late to emerge but it's well worth the wait .
Salvia chamaedryoides 'Marine Blue' . The rain beat this down a bit but I had to include the blue flowers in my post. The leaves are small and fuzzy silver.
Fuchsia 'Hawkshead' . Every Hawkshead I've owned pinks up in my climate. Maybe it's the summer heat , though now in mild fall temps the pink persists.
NOID upright bush Fuchsia. These flowers are very large for a single. I've had the plant for years -no idea where I got it and the tag is probably disintegrated in the soil at it's base.
Mahonia 'Soft Caress' .
And that's about all I have to share this month. Check out the fellow Bloomday posters over at May Dreams Gardens