Rosa ‘New Dawn’ puts on its party dress for perhaps the last time this season.
It’s mostly foliage now for this November Blooms Day 2009. Clockwise, from large photo: the tendrils of Sarah’s perennial sweet pea (Lathyrus latifolius), the sere leaves and drying flowers of ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’); Daphne ‘Carol Mackie’ with Japanese painted fern (Athyrium nipponicum var. pictum), still looking summery, with the gold-tinted fall leaves of Hosta ‘Halcyon’ (which makes me think the blue-leafed hostas do have better fall colour). Fallen Norway maple leaves are blooming in the shorter trees and shrubs below like golden flowers. This is the red fall colour of ‘Coppertina’ ninebark (Physocarpus ‘Coppertina’). And frosty blue lavender in Sarah’s garden, contrasting with the yellow maple leaves.
A (very) few blooms survive to be documented. Clockwise, from large image: I’ve been disappointed in my Proven Winners, or perhaps my expectations were too high. This is Hydrangea ‘Limelight’; my guess is that I don’t have enough “hyrda-” (Greek for water) for this particular hydrangea. The berries of my Pyracantha ‘Mohave’ are finally making a statement after many years of working up steam. From Sarah’s garden and mine, individual blooms of green Nicotiana; the chrysanthemum we call ‘Mrs. Begley’ after the woman who runs the informal nursery we got it from near Sarah’s country place; a lone Viola, liking the cool weather; and a pair of snapdragons (Antirrhinum) trying to urn its keep.
Oops. The cat’s got it! That might just be it from me outdoors in 2009. To see what’s still blooming elsewhere in the world this November, visit May Dreams Gardens where on the 15th of each month Carol generously hosts show and tell for garden bloggers around the planet.