“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 can’t believe it is already November and that it is half over. Where has the year gone?
Even though it is mid-November, there still are blooms in the garden. Some of the new flowers showing up this month are the sasanquas, Confederate rose, and cassia.
The sasanquas camellia that is blooming now is Setsugekka. It has been in the garden about three years.
Yuletide, a lovely red sasanqua, has buds and one half-opened flower that I noticed this afternoon as I passed it by as I dodged the rain. Another sasanqua that is blooming is Cotton Candy. Does it count if I just bought it Saturday and isn’t planted yet?
Both the pink and the white Confederate roses are blooming. These are perennial hibiscuses and are commonly called Confederate rose or cotton rose. Whatever the name, these are lovely flowers to have blooming in autumn. Both of these flowers will gradually change to a dark pink as the day progresses.
The cassia tree is another late season flowering shrub that is brightening up the last few cloudy days.
There are several flowering plants that have started blooming again now that the cooler weather has set in. The gerbera daisies are one of these.
The toadlilies are still blooming and making the shady area on the side of the house lovely.
The cooler weather has also brought out the roses especially the white Iceberg and the Knockouts.
Many plants are continuing to bloom as they did in the summer. Those still blooming are the hibiscus, cat’s whiskers, salvias, impatiens, and even some gingers. I know I have probably forgotten some flowers that are still hanging on, but this is all I can think of right now. Too bad it rained today, usually I can go outside and look around to refresh my memory.
Be sure and check out May Dreams Garden to see what is blooming for other gardeners.