sparse blooms in november

pineapple sage

Pineapple sage is one of the very few flowers just coming on at this late date.


The nasturtiums went through a ratty phase, but seem to be reenergized by the cold and damp (unlike most of the gardeners I know).

hydrangea quercifolia

The oakleaf hydrangea is slow to turn color this year, and has sent forth a few late season blossoms that are flat, unlike the conical trusses of summer.

Callicarpa bodinieri ‘Profusion’

Once all its leaves have fallen, the Callicarpa’s berries earn the common name: beautyberry. Other than a few Verbena bonariensis and some dahlias, that’s about it for flower power in my garden this month, but visit May Dreams Gardens to find links to other parts of the world where the show still goes on.

5 Responses to “sparse blooms in november”

  1. Scott Says:

    Nice post…those Callicarpa are so gorgeous, we have a neightbor down the street with a HUGE plant and I admire it every time I walk past!

  2. ricki - sprig to twig Says:

    Scott~Thanks! Mine gets bigger and better each year. Thank goodness for neighbors who garden.

  3. Wendy Says:

    ha ha! It would be great if we could be energized by the cold and damp. The oakleaf hydrangea has such nice colors.

  4. ricki Says:

    Wendy~Wouldn’t it just? I get a burst of energy from snow, but cold and wet…not much fun.

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