Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Day Late Bloom Day


The garden is paring down to its essentials now. Recent winds have stripped the trees of nearly all of their leaves and most of the bloomers have closed up shop. Today felt nothing like approaching winter, however: the high got up to a balmy, even muggy 82 degrees today. Tomorrow the temps will be a more season-appropriate upper '50s.

All that's left now is the very very late-blooming Aster 'Miss Bessie' and
a few roses. 'Old Blush' and 'Duchesse de Brabant' are shown here.
 

The insects very much appreciate the late blooms of Willow-leaf
Aster. The plants buzz like a busy hive all day long on fine days.
 

 

 

A few trees still have their leaves, such as this golden Red Maple
 

and the blueberries often keep their leaves until December.
 


Thanks Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.

11 comments:

  1. The asters are so beautiful. You are a day behind us. We are getting the cold front tonight. It has been rainy and stormy today.

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  3. The Aster is beautiful and so are the leaves on that Red Maple!

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  4. I planted blueberries not for the fruit, but for the fall color, and your last photo shows me why. But mine never color, in fact they drop their leaves in early fall. Next spring I am moving them... I do want fall color like you show!

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  5. How nice to see the bumbles on your asters! I haven't seen a bee here in several weeks. Enjoy these late blooms while you can--the blueberry leaves are beautiful!

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  6. Wow, that's a giant aster ! Love the red leaves, outstanding color, Sweetbay. Hugs !

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  7. I love that aster. It doesn't matter what time of year in your gardens, I always love visiting.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  8. Oh my, your asters are so beautiful.The bees are loving those late blooms.

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  9. The willow leaf aster is gorgeous. Such a mass of color. I must add some asters to my garden next year. The one I have blooms in the early summer for some reason.

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  10. OMG...that Aster looks amazing!!! I really love the fall color of blueberries...such a great plant!

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  11. Aster 'Miss Bessie' is showstopping.

    82 degrees in mid Nov. Get the BBQ out, Winter's on hold.

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