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!
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.
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.
These are beautiful images. The lighting is perfect.
Yeah – shade does tend to put a damper on the grass blooms. But it looks like yours is doing its best.
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 🙂
Gorgeous photos. I love the light.