In case you didn’t know, it is 15 November and Garden Bloggers Bloom Day has come around again. We are fast heading towards the end of the year and if the last few months are anything to go by, the next few will shoot by, then we will be experiencing lighter morning, lighter evenings and longer days – what bliss! Don’t get me wrong, I am not wishing my life away, I just miss the time at the end of the day after work t0 be in the garden.
I have always tried to take photos on or very close to the 15th of each month for my GBBD post and commented to someone today that maybe I should give the post a twist this time by taking photos by flashlight. I was gently reminded by Liz at Gwirrel’s Garden that the blog police won’t come along if I use old photos. With that in mind, I have gathered some photos of my garden blooms finale taken last weekend. There is very little left in the bloom category, the asters have gone brown and bedraggled and are not worth taking photos of. The Sedum, however, is just still about standing and is a glorious dark magenta.
The Japanese Anemones are over now but are bearing some incredible fluffy seed heads, whilst not garden blooms anymore, these seed head will ensure there will be more next year.
Whilst most of the flowers are over and have turned to seed in an effort to show two fingers to Winter, the Erysimum is beginning to flower and this one is a fabulous russet and purple colour when in fully bloom.
I have a number of Hydrangea around both the front and back garden, and they are now looking very rustic. Even when dry and brown the Hydrangea can be used for flower arrangements so very nearly all year round this is a most versatile bloom.
Finally, I make no apologies for including another photo of the Compassion Rose. I used one for Wordless Wednesday this week. This most beautiful of perfumed roses will continue to produce buds until the first hard winter frost – so tender looking yet so tough.
Please take a look at all the other Garden Bloggers who have joined in Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day, please visit Carol at: May Dreams Gardens.
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