November 2013 Bloom Day
Oh. It's you again.
These Bloom Days have helped me realize I don't have all that much in the way of season-specific flowers. A few bulbs bloom only in spring or fall, perhaps, but the year is reliably roses.
Reliable 'Yves Piaget'
Most of the year is also reliably Hydrangea, Hemerocallis, Clematis, Aloes, and Geranium 'Rozanne'.
Rosa 'Wild Fire'
It makes for a constantly colorful garden, but too-predictable Bloom Day posts.
'Prospero', looking very crimson for a change.
'Young Lycidas', deliciously fragrant in cooler weather.
This old-timey Hemerocallis normally doesn't rebloom in Autumn, but it has this year.
A fancy recent hybrid, 'Space Coast Starburst' with all those ruffles and pleats.
A recent purchase, Russelia equisetiformis. I need to get this planted.
This Clematis is either 'Ernest Markham' or 'Niobe'.
'Pink Gruss an Aachen'
Aloe 'Grassy Lassie'
The yellow version of Aloe arborescens. I guess this one qualifies as season-specific, as it only blooms once a year, in mid-autumn.
The Trachelium bloomed in early summer, and then again in early fall. The delicate tiny flowers last for--I was going to say weeks, but it is more likely months.
The Bougainvillea blooms when it feels like it, which could be any time of year.
That's it: same-old same-old. Perhaps adding a few more season-specific bloomers would give my Bloom Day posts more variety. Maybe next year.
Visit May Dreams Garden Blog for more of what is blooming today in gardens everywhere. Variety there, for sure!