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Late-spring in Two Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in November

The spring has brought with it a variety of colour and shapes and sizes! Our two gardens have exploded with new energy and with the weather still bringing us rain, we can enjoy the shades of green with splashes of colour!

Thank you for joining us for our November “Spring energy” …

Here’s what’s blooming in Barbie’s garden in November 2011

Now that my garden is in full production mode, there seems to be this energy in the air! The speed of growth in my garden is noticeable from one day to the next. I can see by the last GBBD post and it gives me great hope of new things to come. We are already enjoying a harvest of new potatoes and assorted lettuce leaves for salads. And my roses are in full bloom. Wow! I am loving my garden at the moment …

[one_half]My rose and fuchsia patch is in full bloom[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Roses roses everywhere[/one_half_last]

[one_half]This is my favourite rose bush[/one_half]

[one_half_last]So fragrant and lovely[/one_half_last]




[one_half]My new white comfrey flower[/one_half]

[one_half_last]The mauve comfrey flower[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Gaura looking stunning[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Chamomile bushes all blooming[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Pineapple sage[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Even this air plant is blooming[/one_half_last]

[one_third]Nymph Sage[/one_third]

[one_third]A real potato flower[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Fuchsia in full bloom[/one_third_last]

[one_half]Lovely lavender[/one_half]

[one_half_last]California Poppies in the background[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Potato Bush in flower[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Potato bush is a mass of flowers[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Lemon Verbena in bloom[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Dierama – Angel’s Fishing rods[/one_half_last]


[one_half_last]Fleabane – Erigeron[/one_half_last]

There is so much green in my garden! It has never looked so good!

Here’s what’s blooming in Christines garden in November 2011

I’m actually a little dissapointed with my garden at the moment. The wonderful displays of early spring are long gone and there is no big “Wow Moment” in the garden right now. Lots is flowering but the blooms are either just starting their summer display or are fading away. So I am sorry that I don’t have anything awesome to show this month, but here are a few of my November Blooms.

[one_half]Blossoms on the Pepper TreeBlossoms on the Pepper Tree[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Flowers on Callistemon, Bottle Brush treeFlowers on the Bottle Brush[/one_half_last]

[one_half]At long last – Bougainvillea flowersAt long last - Bougainvillea flowers[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Gaura, Allysum and HeliotropiumGaura, Allysum and Heliotropium[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Dianthus tucked in a cornerDianthus tucked in a corner[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Lavender the way I like it!Lavender the way I like it![/one_half_last]

[one_half]Cleome – Current star of the back gardenCleome - The star of the back garden[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Ornithogalum nearing its endOrnithogalum nearing its end[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Sweet William looks sweetSweet William looks sweet[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Pretty little violas still floweringPretty little violas still flowering[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Tibouchina pretty in purpleTibouchina pretty in purple[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Nandina blossoms all overNandina blossoms all over[/one_half_last]

[one_half]First Abutilon flowerFirst Abutilon flower[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Sign of things to come …Sign of things to come ...[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Pandorea Jasminoides first flowerPandorea Jasminoides first flower[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Salvia – new plants in the backSalvia - new plants in the back[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Brightening up a dark cornerBrightening up a dark corner[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Murraya Exotica looking lovelyMurraya Exotica looking lovely[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Lynchnis coronata in full bloomLynchnis coronata in full bloom[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Spot the new Mexican Feather Grass?Spot the new Mexican Feather Grass?[/one_half_last]

About Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

Join Carol and friends over at May Dreams Gardens for November Garden Bloggers Bloom Day to see what other gardeners around the world have blooming in on Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and check out the German version at Seepferds Garten for Blogger Blüten in November! And if you haven’t joined yet and have some blooms you’d like to show off, please join in the fun of showcasing your blooms! We’d love to see what YOU have blooming in your garden right now!

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Happy Gardening!

By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

21 replies on “Late-spring in Two Gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day in November”

I love Barbie’s gaura photo and Christine’s nandina photo, they are hard plants to photograph well. The fleabane looks like what we call seaside daisy.

Both your gardens are just beautiful. I love the mauve comfrey flower, and I might follow your lead and try the gaura and the cleome in my garden here in Brisbane.

These pictures are gorgeous! Now that we’re in the middle of autumn here in Washington DC, it’s so nice to see things blooming and coming to life in other parts of the world.

Christine…you have many of the same bloomers that I do…just not in the same season; it took me a minute to figure out just where your garden is! Looks very lovely there…Happy Bloom Day!

Barbie and Christina, I think you both have some gorgeous blooms now! My garden is heading toward winter, frost has turned most of my summer bloomers brown, so all of your flowers are a refreshing sight to me.

Barbie – Your roses are fabulous!!! You have so many different blooms, and your garden must be such a delight to see. What color – this is why we garden!

Christina – I’m sorry you are disappointed in your garden right now. It looks to me like you have a lot blooming. And since they are just starting their summer display, in two weeks you will have your ‘wow moment’! I love the pic of the gaura, allysum and heliotropium. And the lavender! I would love to brush by that lavender!

Thanks for stopping by my blog Christine. Great blooms, I see a lot of familiar plants in your gardens. Similar climates, we do get more cold here.

It’ll be fun to watch your summer unfold while it is our winter.

What a joy it was to wander through your gardens on this GBB day. There’s just so much colour in both gardens from a great collection of plants. My favourites this time are most definitely the Chamomile and Nymph Sage blooms, and those gorgeous Bottlebrush and Cleome flowers.

I have never been able to grow chamomile – I am loving it. The best tea and a lovely tonic for the plants too 🙂
Love your post with all the colour!

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