November Bloom Day

It’s basically early winter here now, with a few inches of snow on the ground, highs in the 20s-40Fs and lows in the single digits Farenheit. This Wednesday morning was the coldest, at 7F degrees, that it’s been since 8 March, when the low was 0F; on 9 March the low reached 17F and we never looked back.

Absolutely nothing is flowering in my yard today but nevertheless I’m going to make the most of every bloom that lingered into late October and even after 2 Nov., when we hit 28F for the first time this season.

Enjoy!

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Yellows

yellowtansyflowersmacro30Oct2019
tansy (30 Oct)
yellowhawkweedflower30Oct2019
hawkweed (30 Oct)
yellowgreenstripedZebragrass3Nov2019
Zebra grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Zebra’) — granted, not a bloom per se (3 Nov)
yellowheleniumfrostedfruitguild3Nov2019
sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale) after heavy frost (3 Nov)

Whites/Browns — some blooms, some seedheads

whiteAfricanDaisyosteospermumflowerwetrotting30Oct2019
African Daisy (Osteospermum) annual (30 Oct)
arugulaflowerbug6Nov2019
arugula flower (6 Nov)
feverfewbloomsvegarden6Nov2019
feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) blooms (6 Nov)
milkweedseedpodfluffsideyard6Nov2019
milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) pod (6 Nov)
brownanisehyssopbloom6Nov2019
anise hyssop (Agastache foeniculum) seedhead (6 Nov)

Pink/Red

pinkPeeGeeflowershydrangeabackborder29Oct2019
PeeGee hydrangea blooms (29 Oct)
purplecosmosbloom30Oct2019
cosmos (annual) (30 Oct)
whiteweedseedheadsfuzzyredpierisjaponicafrontyard11Nov2019
Andromeda (Pieris japonica) blooms and cream/brown wild purple aster seedheads (11 Nov)
AutumnJoysedumannualredpineapplesageflowers30Oct2019
‘Autumn Joy’ sedum with annual pineapple sage (salvia) flowers (30 Oct)

Purple

redcloverpurpleflowerleaves3Nov2019
red clover (30 Oct)
Rozannegeraniumraindrops30Oct2019
‘Rozanne’ geranium (30 Oct)
lastbloomRozannegeraniumflower6Nov2019
‘Rozanne’ geranium (6 Nov)
purplechiveflowerraindropsmoist30Oct2019
chive flower (30 Oct)
wetbumblebeepurpleaster30Oct2019
bumblebee on purple aster (30 Oct)
Bluebirdastersfrostmuted3Nov2019
‘Bluebird’ asters after frost (3 Nov)
lastBluebirdasterblooms6Nov2019
last ‘Bluebird” aster flowers (6 Nov)
purplelavenderstemraindropsreflectionsclosebest30Oct2019
lavender with raindrops (30 Oct)

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And now, this is what I see when I look outside:

spruceatopslopesnowbest12Nov2019weepingJaderedcrabapplessnow12Nov2019Zebragrassyellowgreensplotchessnowsunroomborder12Nov2019snowbackborderarchedweigheddown12Nov2019redhollyberriesleavesiciclessnow8Nov2019

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“This is the urgency: Live!
and have your blooming in the noise of the whirlwind.” — Gwendolyn Brooks

Featured image: two birds nest now visible in leafless dwarf River King birch tree
Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.

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