19
Nov
07

Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day

Only yesterday I learned about this action from Jodi. Being too dark to take photos the same day I grabbed my camera first thing in the morning and took some pictures of what November has left me with. All in all the garden looks rather ragged because either I didn’t have enough time to do much cleaning up or the weather was too nasty for it.

So here come my November stars:

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First of all the chrysanthemums. Together with the miniature roses they make for a bright yellow spot right at our driveway so at least our entrance still looks inviting. They are quite torn from the storms — although what we got here was nothing compared to the hurricane Jodi posted about. Believe it or not they are all grown from one plant. As they tend to break in the wind, I simply stuck the pieces back in — and there you are.

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Also, the bellflowers haven’t given up yet creating the odd spots of blue on the ground. Bellflowers are one of my favourites. They come in so many different shapes from really tiny blossoms to massive cups, hidden on the ground to rising tall up and blooming from May until the first frost.


topfgarten.jpgMy potted garden. Having taken in the fuchsias and having lost the petunias to the latest frost, I needed colour near the house. So I bought some cyclamen hoping that it won’t get too cold for them to last until Christmas. The plants in the back are no flowers in the strict sense of the word — but being a kraut myself, these decorative cabbages were a must. As far as I know they only give up when the frost becomes too severe which usually doesn’t happen until January here, if at all.

And finally my calendula that I didn’t have the heart to tear out. I’m glad I didn’t because this bright orange is just the colour I need on dreary, damp, foggy days as this.calendula-orange.jpgIf it stays as mild as this these last colurs will remain until Christmas. However, any early snow in the beginning of December may ruin all this and kill off also the late roses (New Dawn is still full of flowers). Should this happen I wouldn’t be sad about it. There will be more great motifs such as frosted leaves, tracks in the snow etc.

 

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4 Responses to “Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day”


  1. November 19, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    You’ve got beautiful blooms! It’s hard for me to imagine that the winter won’t be severe enough to decimate your cabbages. I think we’re to get our first snow this week, but not until we’ve had a couple of warmish days in the 60s. I’m going to drink that up!

    Welcome to Garden Bloggers Bloom Day! 🙂

  2. 2 cschwartz
    November 20, 2007 at 1:13 am

    Thanks, Kylee.
    In fact, it really depends. Some winters can be very cold but this usually doesn’t start before January. Sometimes — like last winter — there is hardly any frost at all, and sometimes it lasts until April making it impossible to start gardening.

  3. November 20, 2007 at 2:06 am

    Welcome to Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. I love finding new gardening blogs like yours. You’ve got some nice blooms for November. What zone are you in?

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

  4. 4 cschwartz
    November 20, 2007 at 7:21 pm

    @Carol
    “What zone are you in?”

    Sorry, Carol, I haven’t understood this concept of zones yet (need to ask my colleague who is a geography teacher). Germany is practically one zone, so there is no specific division. Maybe it helps if I tell you that Northern Germany has got about the same climate as Scotland (maybe not as much rain 😉 ).


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