Wednesday, November 18, 2009

What's New in November: (a slightly late 'bloom day' walk through the gardens)...

It's mid-November. What's blooming in my yard?



Every month on the 15th, garden bloggers around the world visit Carol, at May Dream Gardens, to post mid-month photos from their gardens. This post marks the one year anniversary of my first time contributing to Carol's bloom day activity. I'm late for Bloom Day this month, as inspiration seemed to come slowly. I wondered what could be different this year than in my GBBD post from last November, 2008:
GBBD November, 2008

The answer is: nothing is different, other than new additions planted this spring and summer.  Blooms are popping out on cosmos, carpet rose, dianthus, daisy, petunia, black-eyed susan, and phlox--even in mid-November! The weather has been unseasonably warm the past few weeks. These photos were all taken yesterday, 11/16/09.



In the next batch of photos, the crepe myrtle can be seen in it's newest fall foliage, along with their seed pods, remnants of the flowers that once hung on for so many months.  The holly-days are just about here...just look at those red berries lighting up for the season!  Lavendar, salvia and geranium still bloom in the gardens, not giving in to the threat of winter. There has even been new growth on the buddleia...it has been confused into thinking it's spring!  I love the rose hips...so colorful, and a great snack for hungry birds when the weather gets cold.



Finally, I walked around the back yard this afternoon and found just a few more blooms: lantana is hanging on, as is salvia I planted from seed last winter.  There is a pretty coleus still looking colorful, a white petunia, and near the birdbath, the fern and colorful coleus look quite attractive. The hellebore plant will be getting ready to bloom in a few months. The plant in this photo was divided in the spring, so it will be interesting to see how many blooms it gives off after having been separated.
 


Our dogs, James and Fred, are very attached to the yard and gardens. In warm weather, they can be found playing outside in the backyard. Don't they compliment the scenery just perfectly? :-)

Now go ahead over to May Dreams Garden and see what's blooming this time of year in other gardens all around the world!

--Today I am thankful for blooms the world over:-)



Words and photos by Jan Huston DobleThanks For 2 Day.

22 comments:

  1. How lovely Jan to walk through your November garden. James and Fred are so cute, I love that collage with the dogs.

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  2. A lovely November post with lots of interest in the garden especially your faithful friends James and Fred.

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  3. James and Fred in the garden...so cute. All the blooms are pretty, but the birdbath and its setting really caught my eye. And holly never looks real to me, it's so perfect.

    The best has to be James and Fred looking out the front door. It made me smile.

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  4. Your posts are always so gorgeous! Mega-Lovely flowers..and furry freinds!! Adorable and beautiful!
    Kiki~

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  5. Nice! Our cosmos has long bitten the dust unfortunately. The salvia looks great too. My parents have a standard poodle (black) and I used to have one years ago, great dogs!

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  6. Hi Jan, I like seeing the dogs looking out the front door. Your blooms are really great. This has really been an unusual fall, and colorful!
    We will get together sometime, Racquel and my visit this last time was a quick meeting. I am thinking meeting in Richmond at Lewis Ginter.?? In the spring of course. We could have a few more bloggers meet there as well.

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  7. Jan, flawless pictures as always. I love the shot of the holly.

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  8. The dogs are just too cute indeed. They sure do look like they love your garden.

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  9. Wow, you have a ton more stuff still in bloom than we do in Michigan! I also love the name Fred for a dog. Classic--it fits him, too!

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  10. Looks like you still have some pretty blooms going on Jan. Thanks for sharing them.

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  11. Colorful autumn garden with some summer sprinkles!

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  12. Jan your holly looks so pretty. The Fall collage with your statues is wonderful.

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  13. Jan,
    These are stunning collages! I am wondering if you could help me with something on my blog? I hate to ask but how do you fit two columns on your blog with such gorgeous large photos? When I tried to have a side column, it just got messed up big time! I have asked around and I even googled it and I still can't seem to figure it out. It must be something I have to do in HTMl code in the template. Would you mind telling me? I would so appreciate your help!!
    Thanks a million,
    Rosey

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  14. Your November garden looks beautiful. I always love your collages.

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  15. I just love all your collages! The flowers are all very pretty, but my favorite is of your two dogs looking out the door.

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  16. Your dogs are cute and I love their names.

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  17. Jan,
    I just wanted to know what template you used and did you edit the html to be able to fit larger photos and have a side bar. Sorry if I wasn't clear in my question. :)
    Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.
    Rosey

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  18. Jan,
    Thanks for the help. I appreciate it so much. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
    Rosey

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  19. LOVE your yard, your porch and your pups!

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  20. James and Fred are so sweet--just the perfect garden accents:) I'm sure my Sophie would enjoy playing with them, but she might be a little too boisterous for them unless they put her in her place.

    So many pretty blooms--I can't believe they are all still blooming in your garden! My cosmos turned brown long ago, and the coleuses--colei??--were the first to give up at the first sign of frost. Love that holly!

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  21. Just beautiful how you've put them all together. Autumn had lingered here and I can see there too.

    I wanted to thank you for participating in Operation Christmas Child. We raised $800 and made 20 boxes for the little kids.

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Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment! Please enjoy your TODAY and all of the gifts in YOUR garden of life!

Jan

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