Well, mostly anyway! The weather since the last BloomDay has been good for the garden; rain and warm sun. Most plants have been tricked into believing that it is spring rather than the beginning of winter.
There has been a lot of rain in the last weekend; many of you will have seen images of Venice and maybe of road collapsing and swallowing a car in Tuscany. For more about the rain click here.
There is some autumn colour, the walnuts have lost their leaves, the pomegranate foliage is butter yellow and all the Miscanthus are looking beautiful but other plants are enjoying a second spring and I’m enjoying it too; in a small way it makes up for the torrid summer.
Ceanothus has a few flowers the blue of the blooms matching the blue Italian sky.
One Cistus has one flower (yes, I know that one flower proves nothing it is an anomaly). The moist ground has really prompted the roses into flower, there are more, even, than in October. During the early days of November I was surprised and delighted to see that the ends of all the branches of the Philadelphus had flowers, they only persisted for a week or so, so can’t be included in Bloomday for November but they deserve a mention.
Solanum jasminoides Album is covered in blooms and will probably continue to be until some really cold weather arrives. All the different varieties of Salvia are flowering profusely, I think I under-value them because I find it hard to get good images of them.
This post is late, yesterday I wasn’t feeling great so didn’t go into the garden to photograph the blooms, today it is very windy and the bright morning sun has made some of the colours a little strange. You can see most of what’s blooming in My Hesperides Garden by clicking on the image below.
Thank you to Carol at Maydreams Garden for hosting this interesting meme, take some time to visit some of the other gardens joining in this month to see what’s blooming around the world.
I’ve been reading some wonderful posts about autumn foliage colour, please feel free to link to Garden Bloggers Foliage Day on the 22nd of each month – I think November may be the most colourful so far!