Monday, November 2, 2009

I made it till November!….

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Here it is the first day of November in my zone 6 Southern Indiana garden….and I still have a few blooms!

(Hearty Mum)

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All be it they are few and far between…but I’ll take them! 


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If you have been reading my blog from this spring, you know I was obsessed with white flowers….and they have really done well this year!  This is an annual candytuft that reseeded and rebloomed late this fall… is popping up everywhere, but that is great, I really like it.

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It has the same looking foliage as perennial candytuft, but I wonder if it is evergreen….probably not…but it is pretty.

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My sweet alyssum and white yarrow still have a bunch of blooms…and they smell really good….they seem to like the cooler weather.  This is all from seed too, and has been pretty all summer.

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The moss verbena is still putting on a good show.  It is another reseeding annual, that seems to be the key…..put a few annual seeds around for blooms all summer…and into fall.  You can see the seed formation here, I am hoping it comes back good next spring.

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I have a few wildflowers still out by the road….I have more seed but am trying to decide to plant it now….or in March like I did this year.  They have done really well and should fill in more next spring…there is perennial seeds in the mix and I had lots of green this year….so hopefully blooms next summer.

(Indian Blanket Flower)

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This is what really surprises me….Purple Coneflowers in November!  I think it is because they we’re from seed I planted late spring…but they are so pretty.  I can see them from the house….but they are fading fast and we have had some hard frosts.

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The roses are still going….they are loosing the leaves….but still making buds!

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They have a bunch of brown in them….but they look good from the road….

(The Fairy Rose)

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These have bloomed non-stop….I have a “happy place” for them I guess.  I really love them with the purple/blue  perennials at their feet.

(Countrytime Rose)

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Isn’t this the brightest blue?  It is from seed too…. it is salvia farinacea or mealy blue sage.


So I am guessing this will be it for the blooms this year.  I am actually a bit shocked they lasted this long.  I knew the roses did well in colder weather, but the annuals surprised me.  I have added 8 hearty mums this year, after seeing so may areas with nothing going on in the fall…. it is an obsession I tell ya!

So I say to my garden blooms…..

Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you
Until we meet again!
~Author Unknown

Happy Gardening Everyone!