Saturday, November 15, 2014

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day & Foliage Follow-Up: November 2014 Garden

November Garden
Welcome to my Long Island garden! There is even more of a chill in the air as temperatures drop into the 50’s by day and into the mid-40 by night and the garden transforms into an array of color before going to sleep. There are still blooms to be seen and it is time for another walk in the garden for this month's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and Foliage Follow-up. Come along and take a stroll with me through my November garden. Bring a sweatshirt...it's a little brisk out there!
Astilbe Seed Heads November
Here we are by the perennial gardens and you can see the Astilbe are done for the season but are still displaying their wonderful seed heads for some fall interest...
Dwarf Maiden Grass 'Yaku Jima'
and the 'Yaku Jima' Maiden Grasses are in full autumn mode with their wispy plumes that add motion to the garden as they sway gently in the breeze.
Lamb's Ear
Following the faded blooms of Stachys (Lamb's Ear) bright soft white foliage continues to highlight the border of the garden and will continue to do so into winter.
Raised Evergreen and Perennial Border
As we move along, the evergreen and perennial garden is within view.  A Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar cascades over Gold Mop Cypress with Barberry 'Rosy Glow' (on each side), Dwarf Butterfly Bush (to the left) and Heuchera 'Caramel' along the border. The backdrop of the garden consists of Western and Emerald Green Arborvitae.
Dwarf Buddleia Lo & Behold 'Blue Chip'
The bumble bees are still enjoying the blooms on the butterfly bush with its vibrant purple blooms lasting into November.
Weeping Norway Spruce
 The Weeping Spruce has reached maturity by the poolside and cascades over moss rock boulders alongside it. In the backdrop is the garden we just passed by.
Blue Atlas Cedar (Cedrus Atlantica)
I always enjoy reminiscing about the day I brought this Blue Atlas Cedar home in the back of my Ford Probe before I got my pick up truck.  At the time is was about five feet tall and well...it has grown a bit...now reaching approximately 40-50 feet in the front lawn.

Weeping Japanese Maple
The two Weeping Japanese Maples on the front lawn have also reached maturity and are a personal favorite of mine.  Not only do I admire their foliage in the warmer months but I also appreciate the unusual structure of their trucks which will soon be visible.  The two were planted back in 1990 and were about two feet high at the time.
Weeping Japanese Maple
They each now reach a height of eight feet and span approximately sixteen feet in diameter.
Nandina domestica
My Nandina domestica had been lost after some renovations last year so they needed to be replaced. The new additions are doing well and showing fall flowers and bright red berries which they are known for.
Nandina domestica Berries
The berries come right in time just when other blooms are fading.
Hemerocallis Stella D Oro Daylily

The 'Stella D Oro' Daylilies are still blooming after being rejuvenated back in early August...
Double Knock Out Rose

and the Knock Out Roses are still in full bloom.
Viburnum 'Summer Snowflake'

The Viburnum 'Summer Snowflake' are producing the last of their blooms for the season, giving a little interest for fall...
Mums
and it just wouldn't be fall without mums. I bought these at a local farm down the road where they grow their own and am enjoying them on the back stoop.
Hydrangea Bloom November
The Hydrangea had a difficult time this year due to a lot of die off last winter but to my astonishment this one bloom appeared almost to say I'm still here!  I look forward to their beautiful blooms again next season.
Montauk Daisies November
As the tour ends here is a view of my neighbor's welcoming Montauk Daisies which I admire every year at the end of her driveway...
Autumn Leaves
and nature's colorful artwork which I could not resist photographing.


I hope you enjoyed the walk through my November garden. Please visit our hostesses Carol at May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and Pam at Digging for Foliage Follow-Up.  I am also linking up with Creative Country Mom's Home Sweet Garden PartyToday's FlowersFloral FridaysMosaic Monday at Lavender Cottage, I Heart Macro and Macro Monday 2Thank you so much for visiting and if you leave a note I will know you dropped by to say hello and I will be sure to visit you as well! 

As Always...Happy Gardening!


Author: Lee@A Guide To Northeastern Gardening, Copyright 2014. All rights reserved


26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous foliage combination in your raised border! Great way to keep your garden interesting during the winter months.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I do enjoy having a variety of foliage especially for the winter months and as the temperatures are declining here and snow on the way in the near future there will still be something to admire in the gardens.

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  2. The pink weeping Japanese Maple is lovely. Your garden is so full of colour.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for your kind words Patricia. Happy GBBD!

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  3. You have such a diversity of plants in your garden. I love the look of that weeping Norway spruce and the Japanese maple. Oh, my, how lovely!

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    1. You made my day Dorothy! You mentioned two of my favorite trees in the garden! I appreciate your kind words and thank you for visiting!

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  4. Very beautiful photos! It looks like fall is still there in Long Island. Winter is coming too fast for me here in Northern New York. We've already had our first snow fall.

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    1. Thank you so much Susan! Winter is approaching here rapidly as well since the temperatures are supposed to be dropping into the 40's during the day and 30's at night in the upcoming week...brrr!

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  5. Your November garden is lovely, Lee. I hope that beautiful hydrangea performs well for you next year. P. x

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    1. Thank you Pam! I hope so as well. From the look of things it is going to be a long and cold winter!

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  6. Oh, I love your trees, especially the weeping Japanese Maples, they are gorgeous. And your maiden grass is so lovely – it’s all looking very nice for a November garden and I always enjoy taking a tour in your garden. Happy GBBD!

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    1. I enjoyed your garden as well Helene...always a pleasure. Your area is looking a lot more summer like as compared to here! Thank you so much for dropping by and for your kind words.

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  7. Colorful and cheerful mix of summer and fall blooms and foliage! I do love Astilbe brown stems and seed heads. They decorate my Northwest garden too!

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    1. Welcome and thank you for commenting Tatyana. I'm on my way over for a visit to your garden. Happy GBBD!

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  8. It's easy to want what you can't have, your zone 7 plants are a wonderful delight. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    1. Thank you Tom. I enjoyed your post and photographs of your ornamental grasses!

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  9. Colorful, beautiful mix of flowers, trees and plants!

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  10. Lovely gardens of diverse plants, colour and texture. Have you ever had astilbe reseed?
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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    1. Thank you Judith. Astilbe can be grown from seed but I have heard they are very difficult to germinate. I plant mine as a full plant and divide when I want to move them around. I find the dwarf Chinese Astilbe transfer the best. Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday!

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  11. Lots of colour in your November garden! The Maiden Grass is so beautiful :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! The garden is winding down for winter now but the ornamental grasses are still moving in the wind.

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  12. Great post with delightful images.
    Thanks for taking part in Floral Friday Fotos!

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    1. Thank you Nick and thank you for hosting...always a pleasure visiting!

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  13. Lee it is amazing how much warmer your garden is than mine upstate....but wow look at all that you have growing in November...beautiful images of your garden.

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    1. Hi Donna. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting. The weather here has certainly turned in the last couple of weeks and the temperatures are now in the 30s at night...but no snow yet! It was a nice mild fall while it lasted!

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