November 2013 Bloom Day

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Oh.  It's you again.
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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'
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Most of the year is also reliably Hydrangea, Hemerocallis, Clematis, Aloes, and Geranium 'Rozanne'. 
Rosa 'Wild Fire'
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It makes for a constantly colorful garden, but too-predictable Bloom Day posts.
'Prospero', looking very crimson for a change. 
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'Young Lycidas', deliciously fragrant in cooler weather.  
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This old-timey Hemerocallis normally doesn't rebloom in Autumn, but it has this year.
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A fancy recent hybrid, 'Space Coast Starburst' with all those ruffles and pleats.
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 A recent purchase, Russelia equisetiformis.  I need to get this planted. 
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This Clematis is either 'Ernest Markham' or 'Niobe'.
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'Pink Gruss an Aachen'
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'Jubilee Celebration'
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Aloe 'Grassy Lassie'
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Gorgeous 'Windermere'
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The yellow version of Aloe arborescens.  I guess this one qualifies as season-specific, as it only blooms once a year, in mid-autumn.
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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. 
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 The Bougainvillea blooms when it feels like it, which could be any time of year.  
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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. 
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Visit May Dreams Garden Blog for more of what is blooming today in gardens everywhere.  Variety there, for sure!


  1. It may seem like the same old stuff to you, but your beautiful photos make them all look very dreamy to me. There's not much flowering here right now at all, certainly no roses, so thanks for those.

    1. Thanks Alison, glad you enjoyed them.

  2. Again I feel pangs of jealousy seeing that gorgeous Russelia equisetiformis. I passed on one at Flora Grubb, regret.

    1. They are said to be trivial to root from stem tips. I'm going to try it...

  3. Wonderful photos and beautiful collection of flowers
    Greetings :)

    1. Thanks Ela, and thanks for stopping by.

  4. I don't think roses that beautiful can ever be dismissed as same-old choices. Happy GBBD!

  5. Please don't even think of not giving us roses and Bloom Day posts. Do you know how much good it does for those of us up here in the wet Northwest to see these dry warm lovelies once a month? (Well, aside from some rather unattractive covetousness of your climate, of course.) Happy Bloom Day, Hoov.

    1. Well I do think of you guys up there engulfed in the Grey Months and try to post blasts of sunshine whenever possible.

  6. Beautiful!
    I especially like Wild Fire
    Have a wonderful week-end!

    1. Thanks Lea. 'Wild Fire' after a very slow beginning has proven to be a great rose. Have a great week-end, too.

  7. Don't change a thing! Where else can I get a rose fix if not here? And clems too! Windermere reminds me of Jude the Obscure, which had that amazing scent, kinda grapefruity.

    1. Rose fix, check. I suspect 'Windermere' is an offspring of 'Jude'--the fragrance is the same, Jude's being just a slight bit stronger.

  8. Another northerner enjoying your flowers. Your roses are still gorgeous, and the Clematis! A few of my roses straggle on, but fewer this year than usual.

  9. Who cares about variety when you have roses blooming?!! Beautiful - Pink Gruss an Aachen is fabulous!

    1. Thanks, PGAA is one of my best roses. Always flowers, never problems.

  10. You have some absolutely lovely roses and daylilies, I so envy you the climate you have! My Niobe is much more purple than yours, although it was labelled ‘red’, yours look more like the photo on the label mine came with, I have often wondered if mine was wrongly labelled and I might have a different one – yours is beautiful!
    Happy GBBD!


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