November Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

“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.

 

There are still a few things blooming here in south Louisiana even though it is the middle of November.

 

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Autumn sage, pinapple sage, mystic spires, coral nymph, Mexican bush sage, and lady in red sage are all the sages that are still blooming.

 

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Blushing Knockout rose and Butterfly rose are blooming as is the red knockout.

 

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A variety of different colored impatiens are still putting on quite a show now that the hot weather is over.

 

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Red bleeding heart vine is still going strong.

 

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Blue butterfly bush is blooming well.

 

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Yellow, white, and purple violas are starting to put out more flowers even though they have been planted only about two weeks.

 

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White sasanqua and the red Yuletide are adding color to the garden.  The white one has been blooming at least three weeks.  A long bloomer is appreciated.

 

Other plants blooming are:  Mexican heather, blue daze, plumbago, confederate rose, cassia tree, pentas, and the begonias (red, white, and the perennial one).

 

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A flat of Baby Duck petunias are awaiting their placement in the garden. 

October GBBD

“October 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.

It is hard to believe that a month has passed already since the last GBBD.  I don’t think anything new is blooming, but there are many things still blooming in mid October.

Here is a listing of the plants blooming here in Covington in the Gulf South: Roses (Knockouts, Mutablis, Shelia’s rose, The Fairy, and Iceberg), the salvias (coral nymph, lady in red, mystic spires, autumn sage), Mexican Bush Sage, Pentas, Impatiens, Canna (China Doll, Tequilla Sunrise), Butterfly Ginger, Blue Daze, Mexican heater, lantanas, hibicus, Confederate Rose, plumbago, candlebra plant, begonias, ruellia (red, pink, white, and purple), four o’clocks, toad lilies, cashmere bouquet, blue butterfly bush, Turk’s turban, bleeding heart vine, and peacock lilies.

I have shown pictures of all the above recently, but I just can’t resist a few more pictures of my favorites.

Iceberg Rose

Mexican Bush Sage