Sunday, November 15, 2015

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day & Foliage Follow-Up November 2015: Autumn Long Island Garden

NOVEMBER GARDEN
Autumn has arrived in my November Long Island garden.  Summer-like temperatures had lingered into much of October, until the 20th, when we received our first overnight frost.  Now the temperatures rarely get out of the 50's and the there is an invigorating chill in the air.  With our autumnal temperatures comes an array of color, transforming the landscape into a piece of colorful artwork.  The garden and local community is in the midst of change as well so at this time of year I will often venture out past my own space with camera in hand. Come along with me to take in all the colors of fall!
BLUE ATLAS CEDAR CONE
The tour starts with my own gardens with the majestic Blue Atlas Cedar in the front yard which is developing rather good sized cones this autumn. It is often said that the larger the cones the harsher the winter; however, predictions are calling for warmer than normal temperatures in the northeast...time will tell.
PERENNIAL BORDER AUTUMN
The perennial border in the back yard now hosts a fall display of lamb's ear, orange and brown tinged seed heads of astilbe and coneflower, golden hues of hosta and grass plumes, while the evergreens keep their color in the backdrop.
NANDINA DOMESTICA AUTUMN BERRIES
The berries of Nandina domestica have turned from pale pink to a colorful bright red as autumn progresses...
AUTUMN REFLECTIONS
and the foliage of sedum turns to a golden hue and reflects in the birdbath below.
DWARF BUTTERFLY BUSH BLOOM NOVEMBER
Bright purple blooms are still present on the dwarf butterfly bush as the seasons change...
ECHINACEA (CONEFLOWER) SEED HEAD
while seed heads of coneflower and sedum remain behind from spent blooms.
SEDUM NOVEMBER SEED HEAD
Here is a fall foliage combination of White Ash in the backdrop with Coral Bark Maple and Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar in the foreground.  Autumn is such a wonderful time of year with changing colors everywhere.
AUTUMN FOLIAGE TRIO:  WHITE ASH, CORAL BARK MAPLE & WEEPING BLUE ATLAS CEDAR
Hydrangea Tardivia's blooms have faded to hues of pink that linger into fall and...
HYDRANGEA TARDIVIA NOVEMBER
Knock Out Roses are still in bloom, adding color to the landscape.
KNOCK OUT ROSE NOVEMBER
In the back perennial border the May Night Salvia has pushed out one last bloom as a reminder of summer past.
SALVIA MAY NIGHT LAST BLOOM
AROUND TOWN: SAYVILLE MEMORIAL PARK AT THE COMMON GROUND

The scenes around town are changing as well.  Autumn blooming bulbs and flowers can be seen at the local 9-11 Memorial Garden. Beautiful gardens with walkways of personalized stones, memorial benches and a Peace Labyrinth grace the area. I enjoy taking walks and photographing this lovely park at various times of the year, especially in late summer and fall, so come take a look.
SAYVILLE MEMORIAL PARK FALL CROCUS
SAYVILLE MEMORIAL PARK RUDBECKIA (BLACK EYED SUSAN)

SAYVILLE MEMORIAL PARK ASTERS

SAYVILLE MEMORIAL PARK ZINNIAS

SAYVILLE MEMORIAL PARK ZINNIAS

SAYVILLE MEMORIAL PARK  ZINNIAS
SAYVILLE MILL POND AUTUMN FOLIAGE

Also around town is Mill Pond. Located off Montauk Highway in Sayville, Mill Pond is a shallow six acre pond that is part of the Brown's River Estuary. I have watched the foliage surrounding this area transform into an amazing palette of color year after year and have recently made it a priority to stop and capture its beauty indefinitely through the lens. Come along and view the changing colors.
MILL POND SAYVILLE LONG ISLAND

MILL POND AUTUMN COLORS

MILL POND AUTUMN COLORS

MILL POND AUTUMN COLORS
AUTUMN LEAVES
That is it for this months stroll. So what is blooming in your garden on this November day?
NOVEMBER GARDEN
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus

Thank you to our hostesses Carol at May Dreams Gardens, who makes it is possible to see blooms on the 15th of every month with her meme Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and Pam at Digging for hosting Foliage Follow-Up.  I am also linking with some other wonderful hosts and hostesses at Today's FlowersFloral FridaysMosaic Monday at Lavender Cottage, I Heart MacroMacro Monday 2, and Nature Notes at Rambling Woods.  Also check out What's Blooming This Week Garden Update.


I hope you enjoyed your walk through my November garden.

As Always...Happy Gardening!


Author: Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening, © Copyright 2015. All rights reserved

24 comments:

  1. What nice places in Long Island, Lee! lovely colors and autumnal blooming. Your garden is still colorful as well. I liked the rose, I miss them in my garden, it's prepared to winter. Great shots!
    Happy GBBD!

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    1. Thank you Nadezda. We have had a very mild fall to this point so some of the blooms are hanging around longer. I am sure the cold weather will set in soon so I am enjoying the mild temperatures for now!

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  2. Visiting your garden is such a treat no matter what time of year Lee! This time your Nandina domestica caught my eye and I looked it up to find a variety I could buy over here, those dark red berries look gorgeous. But all the nandinas I could find here produce orange berries, which variety do you have? And how tall and wide is yours? Does it flower and set berries every year? I need a dwarf variety for my own garden so hope there is a dwarf with dark red berries :-)
    The autumn colours in your photos are lovely, a great end to a garden year before winter takes over.
    Have a good Sunday!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Helene. I am in awe every time I visit your gardens and all the work you have put into them definitely shows! The Nandina I have is Nandina domestica. It gets pale pink berries that turn to a deeper red as they mature. The photo I took was in late afternoon so the lighting makes them appear darker, but they do get a nice red. The plant is evergreen, grows to about six feet tall here and gets berries every fall. It can be maintained at a smaller size by pruning.

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  3. I particularly like the sedum with the bird bath. A serendipitous combo.

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    1. Thank you Linda! The birdbath is one of my favorites and the dragonflies certainly enjoy it. I have had those sedum behind it for years and they do well there in the full all day sun.

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  4. Gorgeous blooms! So glad to see a Knockout rose in your collection.

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    1. The Knock Outs will bloom all the way through the first snow here...one of the best things I ever added to the garden. I can see you have many roses as well...beautiful!

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  5. Your autumn garden is wonderful. Thanks for the tour. And the colors in those pictures from Mill Pond just make me envious of places that actually have such brilliant fall colors, something we don't get much of here in the subtropical South.

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    1. Thank you Dorothy. We do get a lot of autumn colors here but we also get snow! Glad you enjoyed the virtual tour.

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  6. I guess I never considered that fall was so much later for you...here we are done...leaves gone, flowers gone except for a few brave souls...and it as been warm here. But the garden is done.....but I can still enjoy your fabulous show.

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    1. It has been an unusually mild fall for us and many of the maples still have their leaves but for the most part the garden has gone to sleep. The roses are still pushing out blooms...keep them coming!

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  7. Hi Lee, thank you for sharing these super photos with Today's Flowers. A gorgeous variety, and I also love the fall foliage and pretty bird bath with its reflection of leaves. Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thank you for hosting and visiting Denise. Have a great weekend as well!

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  8. even in new jersey, as we approach winter, the gardens are still beautiful. my knock-outs are still blooming and autumn put on a spectacular show this year!!!

    have a wonderful weekend!!!!

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    1. We are enjoying the extended warm weather here as well on Long Island. We saw the changing leaves up by you and upstate New York....beautiful!

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  9. These are beautiful photos of the best of fall... Thank you for linking in Lee... Michelle

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  10. Autumn can be nice. Pretty flowers and landscape!

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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed your photos of snow covered rose buds. That will be happening here as well, but hopefully not too soon!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed Tom. The garden is a true passion of mine. Thanks for visiting!

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  12. Wonderful post! Delightful flowers and Autumn colours.
    Thank you for taking part in Floral Friday Fotos meme.

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    1. Thank you for hosting Nick. Now the garden is in winter mode...we'll sort of!

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