Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - November 2020
There are more blooms left than I expected. Yes, the rosemary of course, but a fair amount surprising hangers-on. (Pardon the gaps, I am still arguing with the formatting on this "new" Blogger!)
The calendulas are still doing nicely. The one on the left is in a concrete block hole and is one of my favorites. The others are smaller in size than during the summer, but unlike most years still touched by mildew.
Blanketflower with a lot of buds. These flowers have been freezing stiff and thawing out fine.
In the front yard the 'Red Riding Hood' penstemon is blooming for the third (maybe fourth) time this year! Not as many flower stems, but it adds some color.
Alyssum in various places is getting leggy and quite sparse, but not dying! The Chinese forget-me-nots self-seeded and there are dozens of baby plants waiting until spring to grow. This one rebel is defying nature and blooming now!
A few black-eyed Susans are still flowering nicely. The one on the left is a full-size one, usually. Now it's flowering very low to the ground. I stopped dead-heading the small blossomed one on the right to let it self seed. It looks a bit ragged now, but is full of new flowers.
Rosemary (right is Tuscan Blue) of course, and black cumin (left). The black cumin seed pods are fascinating, but all of them have been completely empty of seeds.
Right is prostrate rosemary, and left a single bloom on 'Mini Blue' lavender.
'Moonbeam' yarrow on the left. The Persian catmint on the right may be small, but any color is welcome in the mostly dormant herb garden.
Below, knautia 'Macedonica Red Knight." Many fewer flowers, but still pretty. I almost forgot the artichokes, but they're flowers. Not open yet, and may never get to it, but still flowers.
See you in December! Have a Happy Thanksgiving, but mostly a safe one, which may mean not gathering with extended family. The COVID-19 pandemic is NOT over, even if many are getting lazy about precautions. Oregon goes on a two week "pause" starting next week. That means moving backwards. Restaurants are take-out only again, and movie theaters and gyms are closed.