Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for November! Continuing with the tradition started in February, I’m posting my blooms for the fifteenth of the month and invite others, both gardeners and non-gardeners to do the same.
It’s fun to compare who has what blooming and the differences in gardens across the United States and around the world. Yet at the same time, we can see how much alike our gardens really are.
My first bloom is this little orchid inside that just opened up in the last 24 hours. How’s that for good training? Or just good luck.
Outside, even in November, I found a few flowers still hanging on, not wanting the season to be over, I guess, in spite of several killing frosts.
But before I show you the flowers, it is important to remember that I am gardening in USDA Hardiness Zone 5. Here is my front porch in late October.
Then we had a killing frost.
So here’s the porch after I cleaned it all up.
I don’t like to leave the containers out with a bunch of dead plants in them, so every fall, I empty them out and put them away until spring. Now the porch is just begging for some Christmas decorations, don’t you think?
There are still some pansies in a nearby window box, which is lined with green moss. It looks like I need to re-line this next spring.
The rose is clinging to a few blooms. I’m not sure if this is “in flower” as much as these few blooms are frozen in time.
I also have some mums that are still in flower.
And so does my next door neighbor, only hers look better than mine! (Is it fair to show your neighbor’s blooms on Bloom Day? Sure it is!)
I think next spring I’m going over there to get some divisions of this mum.
What’s blooming in your garden this fine November day? Post about your blooms on your own blog and then leave a comment here so we can all find you. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun.
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” – Elizabeth Lawrence