Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

November 2010, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. I’ve just scanned a few of the entries so far, but it’s clear November is not at all dreary for many all over the world.

What I’m most excited about this November is finally seeing some blooms on the Ruby Grass, Melinus nerviglumis. Not nearly enough, which is an indicator of how much shade has crept into the formerly sunny back garden. This can be laid directly at the feet of Cotinus ‘Grace.’ A showdown is coming, and not a pleasant one for either of us, but necessary all the same.


The ever-reliable ‘Waverly’ salvia.


Roses, brugmansia, thunbergia vines, anigozanthos, gomphrena, Salvia ‘Purple Rain,’ all are reblooming in the cool fall temps.

The front gravel garden has a pointillist effect continuing into November of small blooms spangled among the grasses and agaves. Bulbinella, limonium, species pelargoniums, and the prodigious yellow daisies of Coreopsis ‘Full Moon.’


Thank you, Carol!

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6 Responses to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

  1. I love that last photo – so pretty! When my Cotinus started getting overwhelming I started copicing it every year. Didn’t get the blooms but I prefer the foliage anyway.

  2. Denise says:

    Kelly, that’s what I’m going to try this year. The branches are mature and huge, so I’m wondering if coppicing is still an option at this late stage.

  3. Donna says:

    These are beautiful images. The lighting is perfect.

  4. RBell says:

    Yeah – shade does tend to put a damper on the grass blooms. But it looks like yours is doing its best.

  5. Scott says:

    How lovely, especially that last shot. I really need to find some of that Ruby Grass…although I will have to search for a spot with anything close to the amount of sun it wants 🙂

  6. Mac_from Australia says:

    Gorgeous photos. I love the light.

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