Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – November 2011
The weather has been so weird lately but not only in Venice though, I think almost everybody noticed that, somehow.
It has been hot, dry, then wet and misty, then windy… I haven’t had frost yet. Plants are so confused they don’t know if it’s spring or late summer: only few of them realized we are in autumn! Roses are generating new shoots and buds, that worries me a bit but I feel honored to have a final smell on them. The scent is stronger than in summer and colours are slightly different.
I only planted Adam Messerich last july and it has flowered 3-4 times in flushes through the season. Cècile Brunner has been planted last year, after a few years in a big pot in my previous garden, started from cuttings. It is very reliable and always in bloom until frost. Another rose I really appreciate is Rosalita, a hybrid musk. Flowers are whitish when seen from a certain distance but looking closer you can see salmon, apricot and yellow tones. The scent is delicate and sweet.
All the salvia microphylla type I have have been in flower since last may and counting. I’d rather say they’ve produced more flowers from september on than in summer. Normally I’m not very lucky with salvias because they like a perfectly drained soil when you have wet winters and frost like me but the microphylla type is tougher than other kinds.
I have a red one, aging pale pink, it’s another unlabelled salvia but I like it because it’s very easy from cuttings and the foliage is strongly aromatic. That one is nearly impossible to photograph though.
Then I have plants that really are messed up with seasons they don’t have a clue…
Other plants simply never stopped flowering since they start, sometimes this kind of plant bores me after a while, they blend with the background somehow but then you realize they’re always there and you can’t help but love them.
Other plants they know very well we are in autumn though, this is because they have been waiting so long for this season they just can’t miss it, whatever the weather decides to do… It’s grasses and trees I’m talking about.
Thank you for passing by and eventually dropping a line.
Do you really want to end up biting your lips with envy?? Follow the link and see what is blooming in gardens around the World thanks to Carol from May Dreams Gardens and Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day.
I’m nearly sure Mina is pregnant now. I guess she’s due for the end of this month, even if it’s likely for her to wait the full moon at the beginning of december. I’m not very happy this time because I’m very busy with the house these days, it will be hard for me to take care of the puppies too. I hope I’m going to find some good persons to give them away. For sure one baby will be sent over to Oregon to a friend of mine as promised…