Garden Blogger Bloom Day November

Camellia Sasanqua

Camellia Sasanqua

It hardly seems possible that we are at mid-November already.  We’ve had a week of rain and clouds so I was very dubious that there would be much to call attention to for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day.  But lo and behold the first flowers on the fall camellia have popped into bloom and looked lovely this sunny morning.  There are a lot of fat buds on the spring camellias as well so that it looks like the experimental Camellia garden may be a success.  At least at this stage the plants are looking much healthier than they did last year.

I had mentioned last week the Pineapple Sage which is still looking very nice.  Another plant which has hung on beyond all reasonable expectations is the Geranium Rozanne.

Geranium Rozanne in Fall

Geranium Rozanne in Fall

And how can one not salute the snapdragons which came from the American Horticultural Society Seed Exchange.

Snapdragons

Snapdragons

The roses have also managed a last gasp of flowering and it’s that much more precious when they come at this time of the year.

Pink Knockout in Fall

Pink Knockout in Fall

Looking through the rose garden I came upon a little Zephyr Lily which was a bit out of season but appreciated nonetheless.  Every once in a while I see these little guys sticking up there blooms amid other foliage.  Very Charming indeed.

Zephyr lily (Zephyranthes candida)

Zephyr lily (Zephyranthes candida)

And then finally it’s worth noting that the Euphorbia ‘Jesse’ which has been a disappointment in various locations now sits in a sunny spot on the hillside and it has grown rampantly (nearly 3 foot tall).  I think it will be interesting in the Springtime but even now the foliage is a very pretty orange-red for the Fall.

Euphorbia 'Jesse'

Euphorbia 'Jesse'

Jessie is an interspecific hybrid developed by Sunshine Farm and Gardens and I’m hoping to see the brilliant yellow colors in the Spring.

7 comments on “Garden Blogger Bloom Day November

  1. Nell Jean

    Great flowers for bloom day, super presentation. Sasanquas are among my fall favorites. Happy Bloom Day.

  2. Les

    I would think that Frederick is outside the Camellia Belt. I know there are quite a few cold tolerant Sas. hybrids, but it will be interesting to see how your Japonicas fair.

    ‘Jesse’ is a stunner.

  3. Noelle (azplantlady)

    I always enjoy your photos. Very beautiful flowers. My favorite is the Zephyr Lily (we call them Rain Lilies).

  4. Tyra in Vaxholm

    Zephyr lily (Zephyranthes candida)Charming indeed, so very delicate looking Got to try some of those. Great parade of blooms for this GBBD.

    Tyra

  5. Betty 819

    I live in Montgomery County; how can I find information on garden tours and shows coming up locally and garden clubs. You mentioned you got those beautiful pink snapdragons from Amercian Horticulture Society seed exchange. Where is that located and how can I buy seeds from them?

    1. jw

      I should have put in the link for the American Horticultural Society. I highly recommend membership. Not only do they have an informative monthly magazine but the reciprocal admissions program for entry to display gardens like Winterthur is worth the membership cost all by itself. They also run a seed exchange for members which offers some interesting seeds that very from challenging to easy to grow. And then finally a visit to the AHS home at River Farm on the Potomac is a great excursion.

  6. Gloria Bonde

    Beautiful pictures – would love to taste that salad