November Garden Blogger Bloom Day

Many thanks to Maydreamsgardens for Garden Blogger Bloom Day!
Belinda's Dream
No shortage of November blooms in Southern California. Not only are roses still going strong, but some Hemerocallis are throwing up new bloom spikes. Camellias and winter-blooming Aloes have begun, due to our two excellent rains in October, and a little additional rain in early November. Cup runneth over!

Roses going strong. 'Tea Clipper':
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'Top Notch':
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'Medallion':
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The yellow version of Aloe arborescens is just getting started:
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Aloe vanbalenii is going to bloom for the first time!
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Our recent rains knocked all the old brown bracts off the Bougainvillea, and helped it produce a new round of flowers:
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'Brake Lights' Hesperaloe, a new plant for me:
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Crassula 'Campfire', colored green for summer, will soon begin to redden due to cooler night temperatures.
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A full length shot of the Agave desmettianas. The plants themselves have lost almost half their height as they are absorbed by the needs of the inflorescence.
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And Ye Olde Common dwarf Gaillardia 'Goblin'. After seeing Gold Finches come to eat the seeds, I don't deadhead them as meticulously as I used to. I leave some for the Finches.
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A shrub Grevillea in a neighbor's yard, with a background of Echeveria subridgida:
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Tagetes lemonii continues spectacular behind the Dasylirion:
Dasylirion longissima

It's huge this year:
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I'd be happy if the Senecio never bloomed at all. Yuck. But late afternoon light made it more interesting.
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The Chamelaucium hybrid from Australia has been a bee magnet the past few weeks. Plenty of nectar for them.
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I didn't even get to the Camellias and Hemerocallis.  Maybe in December.  Happy Bloom Day!

Comments

  1. I echo your comments about blooming senecio! I have four of the more trailing groundcover types and the white flowers and messy seedheads do nothing for the attractiveness of the plants. (I wonder if those species can breed with the senecios with actually nice flowers?) Anyway the rest of your garden looks terrific as the fun stuff that starts to kick in at the end of fall gets going. Happy bloom day!

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  2. Wow! Stunning rose pictures - especially Top Notch. The Grevillea/Echeveria picture is a thoroughly inspired composition. And "huge" looks like an understatement for that Tagetes lemonii.

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  3. The roses in your garden are spectacular ... what a wonderful November display!
    Happy GBBD :)

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  4. Great, i haven't seen our roses here blooming as plenty as that first shot! I wonder how many flowers are carried by each stem. Whenever i see your beautiful photos, i always remember the fill the frame contest which you won! It looks like most of these are fill the frames.

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  5. Really pretty macro shots. Such color and texture in your garden, it is a nice change for what is happening here in the northern climes.

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  6. Wow you have such beautiful plants! Those huge agave are stunning! The mother plant dies back after flourishing, doesn't it? It's such a shame!
    Those tagetes are beautiful, I don't like at all tagetes normally, because I only find the short big flowered ones around here, but you variety is amazing, really!

    Alberto.

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  7. Your roses are amazing, as are all your pictures. Happy Bloom Day!

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  8. I lost track of everything I wanted to comment on as I paged down and saw more and more beauty! Wow. What a bloomday in your garden. That full length Agave desmettiana pic is a winner and the close-up of the Aloe vanbalenii with those orange tips! wow. This is just want I needed to see...thank you!

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  9. aloha,

    wow those roses are spectacular, love the the tie clipper, it looks like a peony...that grevillea is also amazing...such a beautiful garden, thanks for sharing your blooms today...i'm in awe of your roses :)

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  10. I lust after your Tagetes lemonii, the Grevillea and the Agave desmettiana. Look forward to seeing your post on the desmettianas in bloom some dark, wintery Portland day when I need a shot of warmth.

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  11. beautiful...just love that Bouganvillea!

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  12. Love that peach Tea Clipper! The aloe and tagetes lemonii are pretty fabulous, too. The landscape shot makes me want to see your garden in person! Can't wait to see what's going on in southern CA next month.

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  13. Very lovely photo of the Agave desmettianas and friends Hoov.I still have blooms on Reine de Violettes, and buds on many others-they will be doomed to frost or rain-blobbing.

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  14. Wow tagetes lemonii! I was reading about this plant 5 months ago, what a show stopper. Seems to be hard to come by in my part, ordered some seeds, but no germination yet. Are they common in your location? Any experience with cuttings or seed. Any fresh seed you might be able to part with? What a great post, my garden is looking entirely gray at the moment, perhaps the tropics are a better idea.

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