Saturday, November 15, 2008

Bloom Day! November 15th '08 Eve of the 1st Freeze

So, here it is...what was blooming today November 15th, 2008. I must thank Carol, again for doing this...what a fabulous record keeping idea! I was amazed at how many things are blooming and tonight we are expecting our first really cold snap...38 degrees here in the loop. I spent the day working in the yard, watering, piling leaves on tender plants, putting others inside and unloading my new glass mulch! Things are happening and I'd write more, but I'm just too tired...8 hours of gardening...and on a Saturday none the less!

Thanks to Carol for encouraging bloggers everywhere to share! Happy Gardening!

Mini Pom
Mexican Sage
Old Blush
Creeping Rosemary
Autumn Sage (Salvia Greggi)
Russian Sage
Mexican Oregano
Four Nerve Daisy
Belinda's Dream
Firecracker Fern
Golden Flame Lantana
Desert Rose
Fall Obedient Plant
Mexican Tarragon
Peep, my brooding girl...
Mexican Petuna
Thai Basil
Greg'g Mistflower
Datura Metel (Double Purple Frill)
Sweet Pea
Cross Vine or Trumpet Vine
Crown of thorns


Lythrum said...

My goodness, and here I was feeling pretty pumped about having two roses with buds on them! Love your pictures, especially the loquat tree. I had a friend in NC that had one and loved it. Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Sue said...

You have some awesome blooms, there! I love daturas. They are not perennials here in Nebraska, though. The white blooming moonflowers reseed prolifically, though. I grew a purple one this summer, and deadheaded it pretty aggressively, because I read it's poison is more deadly than moonflowers. Then, I changed my mind, and hoped I missed some. We'll see.

Nancy said...

Lovely! I'm glad the freeze waited until after today. I hope everything weathers well for you. I've got my tenderest plants wrapped up.

Libby at Aurora Primavera said...

Wow. I'm impressed that your crossvine is blooming. I used to have one that bloomed now and then but my current ones only do spring flush. Peep is sweet.

Gail said...

How have I missed your blog...beautiful blooms and I am totally liking your Ms Peep! She is quite photogenic! Thank you for stopping by to see clay and limestone! Gail

ConsciousGardener said...

Peep gives a shout out to all garden "Peeps!" Thanks for checking out what's blooming in Crestview:)

Phillip said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! You have lots of colorful blooms for Nov. And it is good seeing "Old Blush" - mine only blooms in the spring.

Annie in Austin said...

Hi Conscious Gardening,

Our gardens look as if we pushed nursery carts side-by-side and added many of the same plants...Austin's climate tends to sort out the tough from the wimps, doesn't it?

I like my Brugmansia but oh that double purple datura is gorgeous!

Thanks for coming to my GBBD post - in answer to your question, I took all the photos on the 14th and there could have been a few more but the photos were blurry. Lucky timing!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

You and I grow a lot of the same plants. However, I'm in love with that Firecracker Fern. Will have to look it up later today and see if it will grow in Oklahoma.~~Dee

tina said...

Hi Conscious Gardener! You have SO much in bloom! Gotta run. Will talk to you later and add you to my sidebar. Hubby says no blogging this wsekend. Army brats for sure!

Sue, said...

I didn't answer your question about how many trees I have in my yard. There is just one, a large maple. The neighbors up and down the street have trees whose leaves blow our way.