Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for November 2016.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, we just woke up to the first freeze of the season a few days ago. This beat the old "latest first freeze record" set in the 1940's by about four days.
This means my bloom day post for November features some seed heads covered with heavy frost. They are the ghosts of the growing season past.
Do you recognize Joe Pye Weed in the first picture? I plan to cut off those seedheads in the next few days. I love Joe Pye but would not care to have its flowers all over the garden.
The same is true of the goldenrod.
I'll let the seedheads for tall sedum stand through the winter.
It's funny how that first freeze stops everything in its tracks, including these autumn crocuses.
I made one last check for buds on the Christmas Rose, Helleborus niger, before heading inside.
There are always blooms on the Crown of Thorn plants.
Nearby, Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' is blooming.
Or is it copying the nearby Thanksgiving-Christmas cactus?
What's blooming in your garden today? We'd love to have you share what's blooming in your garden with us for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. It's easy to participate. Just post on your blog about whatever is blooming in your garden, then come back here and leave a comment to tell us all about those blooms and then put a link in the Mr. Linky widget so we can find you.
And remember always...
"We can have flowers nearly every month of the year." ~ Elizabeth Lawrence