“November Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Thanks to Carol of May Dreams Gardens for coming up with GBBD. This is the day (15th of the month) in which we post everything which is blooming in our gardens. I am a day late with this posting because of computer problems last night.
While most of the gardeners in the northern hemisphere are showing wonderful fall color, it is still mostly green here in the Gulf Coast. If we do get any autumnal color it is usually not until late November or December. Many tropicals such as the hibiscus and butterfly gingers are still blooming.
I have just started planting the fall annuals, and, of course, the violas are blooming.
The sages are still blooming: pinapple sage (both regular and Golden Delicious), coral nymph, lady in red, autumn, and Victoria blue.
The roses are starting to look even better now that we have had some cooler, drier weather. The knockouts (red, pink, and blushing) are blooming nicely as is Iceberg, The Fairy, and Mutabilis.
The trees and shrubs blooming right now are the cassia tree with its gorgeous golden flowers and the pink and the withe hibiscus mutabilis (Confederate rose).
The toad lilies are still putting out flowers.
Even though I cut back the cat’s whiskers just a few weeks ago, they have grown back and are blooming again.
Clerodendrum phillipinum has recovered from the high heat and drought of summer and is blooming again.
A few other things are blooming: butterfly weed, gerber daisy, torenia, a few azalea blooms have shown up, blue daze, and Mexican sage. Not too bad for the middle of November.