Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day for November 2018.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, I have a vague recollection of fall which seemed to arrive and depart in a matter of days.
We went from “will this summer ever end” to “winter has arrived” with one thrilling weekend of excellent fall foliage color in between.
Or so it seemed.
In my garden, which may be snow covered when this posts if you believe the weather forecasters, the last blooms of fall are shuddering in their roots in the cold.
The autumn crocus, Crocus speciosus, feels like the caboose in a long train of blooms through the growing season. Though I have both purple and white autumn crocuses, it is the white crocuses that bloom last.
Nearby, I see the first bud of the Christmas Rose, Helleborus niger ‘Josef Lemper’.
What would we do for winter blooms without the Christmas Rose?
We would have to rely on tall sedum for our winter interest.
It is pretty tipped in frost. I cannot wait to see it covered by snow.
Not really. I kid. I can wait to see it covered by snow.
And that is it for November in my garden, unless you also want to count some rosebuds on the ‘At Last’ roses from Proven Winners, which looked like they missed the train of warm weather and are left shivering at the station in the cold.
Or maybe we can count the launch of a new podcast as a new “bloom”. Dee Nash of Red Dirt Ramblings and I are collaborating on a podcast. We call ourselves The Gardenangelists and we are sharing about “flowers, veggies and all the best dirt.”
|The Gardenangelists Podcast|
Click on the link above and subscribe via iTunes if you like what you hear. Feel free to leave a review or send an email with suggestions for future podcasts.
And that is it for my garden for November!
What’s blooming in your garden as we end our growing season and head into true winter? We’d love to have you share your blooms with us for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. It’s easy to participate. Just post on your blog about the blooms in your garden and then come back here and leave a comment to tell us what you have and a link in the Mr. Linky widget to tell us how to get there.
And remember, “We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence