Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, winter made a guest appearance a few days ago with a good dusting of snow on the ground.
It was one of those snows that looked like someone sprinkled powdered sugar on the grass and garden, but left the roads alone. In other words, people from places like Austin, Texas would have freaked out if it had been on their gardens. But here, we just took it in stride.
Winter. It happens here.
A day or so later, I took a quick tour around the garden and found a few blooms including this mysterious goldenrod that is blooming rather late. I've decided it is not the same Solidago shortii that I planted elsewhere in the garden that is all bloomed out and cut back now.
I've also decided that based on where it's growing, it isn't likely to be some wild seedling. I must have planted it, right? I assume I did and now I am curious which goldenrod it is and whether or not I should expect it to bloom this late every year. I'll spend some time this winter looking through piles of plant tags to see if I can figure it out.
Elsewhere in the garden, I found some color in the rose hips of Rosa 'Meiboulka' which is sold as Oso Easy® Cherry Pie Rose.
I also found some buds in the garden.
This Colchicum bud is from a bulb that I planted just a few weeks ago.
The buds that will bloom this year are those on the Christmas rose, Helleborus niger 'Josef Lemper'.
What's blooming in your garden in November?
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“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence