|November 2019 Garden|
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."~Albert Camus
I love the above quote, try to live by its words, and do my best to appreciate the beauty of the garden in every season. It's time for another Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day and Foliage Follow-Up. While few blooms are hanging on and most becoming scarce, foliage takes center stage at this time of year. Come along and take in all the colors of fall with some lingering blooms. Welcome to my November Long Island garden!
|Perennial Border West Side|
The month of November started off with normal enough temperatures in the mid-50's, but took a turn in the past week as the daytime temperatures dropped into the 40's with a downward plummet to 22 degrees Fahrenheit just a few nights ago. The garden has transitioned into an array of autumn colors, starting off in the perennial border, with hues of golds and oranges complementing the soft white foliage of Lamb's Ear and contrasting against the bronzed foliage of Astilbe.
|Back Patio Walkway|
While some Hosta are completely done for the season, others are turning to shades of yellow and brown, and coneflowers are displaying the last of their seed heads. The evergreens along the walkway will keep the garden going during the winter.
In a planter by the back patio, this bumble bee is cherishing the nectar of a remaining bloom. Autumn does have its moments!
|Another Patio Garden View|
Here is another view of the patio garden from the opposite direction headed north...
|Perennial Border East Side|
This statue of a young girl and her kitten will be visible right from the patio window throughout the colder months as I dream of spring. Sometimes I'll just sit and gaze upon her and allow my mind to wander.
As we move along, here is a single leaf sitting in a birdbath. Sometimes something as simple as a faded autumn leaf can become a part of nature's artwork.
|Coral Bark Maple Autumn Foliage|
Here is Coral Bark Maple (Acer palmatum Sango-Kaku) in the driveway border garden. It is spectacular at this time of year with its vivid foliage. Once the tree defoliates and freezing temperatures set in, the bark of the tree will turn a bright coral-red; hence, the name. Coral Bark Japanese Maple is hardy in USDA zones 5-9 and grows to approximately 15-25 feet in height, staying pretty compact.
Come closer for another view with Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar in the foreground. This capture actually made it as the "Photo of the Day" for Fine Gardening Magazine!
|Weeping Blue Atlas Cedar Southeastern Driveway Garden|
|Southwestern Driveway Garden|
In the southwestern driveway garden is Weeping Norway Spruce with the changing foliage of Spirea 'Magic Carpet'. Structure becomes more prominent at this time of year.
|Hellebores Getting Ready!|
In the back garden bed, Hellebores have pushed out some new foliage during the warmer days, preparing for their bloom time in winter. I will look forward to their blooms, which should be sometime in February or March. Having discovered Hellebores back a few years ago, they give so much to look forward to in the midst of the colder months.Around by the pool garden are Sedum 'Thundercloud'. New this summer, their interesting spiky foliage is just as amazing as the blooms. The blooms are now dried but the greenery is still hanging on!
|Sedum Thundercloud Autumn|
|Rose Hips Knock Out Rose|
Knock Out 'Radrazz' has produced some interesting looking rose hips...
|Knock Out Rose 'Radrazz'|
and aren't ready to give up blooming just yet! They just keep on going!
To my astonishment, Rosemary in the herb garden pushed out these lovely blooms just recently. As you can see they are still looking good even after the frost...
and there are buds on the Stella D Oro Daylily in mid-November. I'm not sure if anything will come of it, but it sure is a nice surprise!
|'Stella D Oro' Daylily bud in November!|
|Zygo Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata)|
Autumn wouldn't be the same without a trip to Mill Pond to observe the autumn foliage. These views are from the end of October, but I had to share when the color was at its peak. See...there are advantages to a virtual garden tour!
Here is another look at the pond from the eastern side. I can never get enough of this view.
|Back to the Garden-Stroll Down Front Walkway|
Now we're back to the garden to take in just another glimpse at the Coral Bark Maple in all its glory. With much colder temperatures on their way, and the first wintry mix and freezing nighttime temperatures just a few days ago, I am enjoying the changing seasons and all that the garden has to offer. Thank you for coming along and happy autumn!
Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed your tour of my November garden! Special thanks go out to our hostess Carol at May Dreams Gardens, who makes it possible to see blooms on the 15th of every month with her meme Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day. Also, special thanks to Pam Penick at Digging who has hosted Foliage Follow-Up for all these years, a meme I will still continue to honor. I am also linking with some other wonderful hosts and hostesses at Floral Friday Fotos, Macro Monday 2, Mosaic Monday at Letting Go of the Bay Leaf, Nature Notes at Rambling Woods, Dishing It & Digging It on Sunday with Angie the Freckled Rose, Image-in-ing weekly photo share every Tuesday with NC Sue and Gardens Galore Link Up Party every other Monday with Everyday Living. I am also happy to join the Homestead Blog Hop and Weekly Photo Link-Up at My Corner of the World on Wednesdays.
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