Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day November 2015

Big-Tooth Aspens

Big-Tooth Aspens

It’s been a wonderful fall here in Maryland.  Sunny days, cool nights, and no hard frost yet.  That has allowed some of the flowers to pretend that it is spring.  In particular, one of the Camellia japonica hybrids often gets a jump on the season.

Camellia japonica 'April Tryst'

Camellia japonica ‘Spring’s Promise’

Last year a lot of the Camellias got blasted going through the winter.  I have hopes for a better showing this spring.

Another early showing is the small Daphne at the foot of the garage.

Daphne x 'Lawrence Crocker'

Daphne x ‘Lawrence Crocker’

This one, like many Daphnes, has a wonderful fragrance.

I was surprised to find a Bottle Gentian that had self-seeded in the garden quite about 20 feet away from the nearest source.

Bottle Gentian seedling (Gentiana andrewsii)

Bottle Gentian seedling (Gentiana andrewsii)

I’m not as fond of the Bottle Gentians as I keep waiting for them to open there buds, which never happens.  But most any flower is welcome at this season.

I need to give credit to the little Wallflower that basically blooms the whole year.

Western Wallflower (Erysimum capitatum) I think

Western Wallflower (Erysimum capitatum) I think

Tricyrtis also have an extensive bloom time, just about the whole fall season.  Beth found that they also make a nice cut flower.

Tricyrtis 'Sinonome' in Vase

Tricyrtis ‘Sinonome’ in Vase

I was particularly delighted with the Fall Crocus this year.  ‘Conquerer’ is still in bloom for us.

Crocus speciosus 'Conqueror'

Crocus speciosus ‘Conqueror’

Crocus cartwrightianus 'Albus'

Crocus cartwrightianus ‘Albus’

Make a mental note that we need more Fall Crocus next year.  I interplanted them in the grass with Ajuga and Starflowers.  It looks like they all get on fine together.

I can’t resist showing more of the many Oxalis that are blooming in the greenhouse right now.  In this case I’m choosing the semi-folded stage before they fully open for the day.

Oxalis purpurea 'Cherry'

Oxalis purpurea ‘Cherry’

Oxalis versicolor

Oxalis versicolor

Oxalis callosa

Oxalis callosa

So this the state of affairs in mid-November for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day.  I’ll close with a sunset from the back pasture.

Autumn Sunset on Ball Rd

Autumn Sunset on Ball Rd



One comment on “Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day November 2015

  1. Les

    That sunset photo is beautiful. Our fall here has been somewhat lackluster. Many of our more reliable trees for fall color seem to be merely brown, but I won’t complain, as we have had no frost yet.