U.S.A., Washington State. USDA zone 8a. Sunset climate zone 5

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November Blooms in My Pacific Northwest Garden

For the record: on November 20th we had our first frost. Before that, this is what was blooming in  my zone 7b garden.
Cinnabar Marigold (Tagetes patula 'Cinnabar') bought from the vendor who told me that they got seeds from the plants of the Great Dixter. The height of this marigold is more than 3 feet!

Salvia Black and Blue (Salvia guaranitica) which started its blooming only in October!!!

Mums that I wished would spread, but they don't!

My mums were late this year.
Shrub rose 'Carefree Marvel' It's blooming even after the frost.

Verbascum chaixii 'Wedding Candles'. Beautiful and longlasting flowers! It developed several shoots after the main stock finished blooming.

Nasturtium that develops very long stems and crawls all over the bed. It needs to be held under control. One plant can create a huge green cloud with its healthy round leaves and bright flowers. November nasturtium flowers look more pale than earlier flowers.
Strong, loyal calendula.

Dahlia that needs to be moved further from the rose with bright pink flowers. Not a good color combination!

Vinka is reblooming after being 'shaved' earlier in the season:
On the above picture, notice how high were the plants. They covered the whole pedestal!
Cut it low, almost to the ground, and it will come back fast:

Nicco Blue and Endless Summer hydrangeas are covered with blooms.

Japanese maple with the Endless Summer hydrangea in the background.

Serbian Bellflower (Campanula poscharskyana 'Blue Waterfall') is blooming the third time this season! Even now, in late November. What a plant!

Hardy fuchsias were amazing!

Wild cyclomen is tiny but oh so beautiful.  And, it spreads!

Japanese aralia (Fatsia japonica) is uunbelievable! Huge healthy plants!

Do you remember Blue fingers (Senecio mansraliscae)? I took the strawberry pot inside.
 Summer photo
The flowers are small but cute. I am wondering if it can survive indoors. It certainly can't go through the winter outside!

Fuchsia Double Otto in the pot. My hero!

Summer started late in our area, but the blooming lasted far into the fall.

***Copyright 2011 TatyanaS


  1. It was gorgeous in your garden just prior to frost Tatyana! I am envious of your long season. It frosted (and snowed) here a long time ago. Glad the black & blue salvia got to bloom ~ wonder why it waited so long? Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Hi Tatyana,

    I hope many of these blooms are still with you!

    Your Campanaula appears to be the same one we have here which is also still blooming now and loves to try to take over the garden. I need to move it to a spot where it can spread its legs a little more! I too think it's amazing and its colours make me almost believe it's spring again :)

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  4. Okay I am jealous at all of the blooms you still have. The Black & Blue Salvia is so pretty. I love the fuchsia blooms. Have a wonderful week.

  5. Your beautiful collored photo's brings happyness to me. Thanks for sharing. The blue salvia is stunning. It does not survive our winters.
    Great week

  6. Just beautiful. Love your Campanula and the fuchsias !!! Great shots, Tanya !!!

  7. Tatyana, I said it already, but I have to say it again. Your garden is sooo... amazingly beautiful! It surprises me that you have so many things still blooming in your climate zone. I am astonished that your salvia 'Black & Blue' started to bloom only in October. I really wonder why that happened. In my garden I grow it, too, and it was blooming all summer long. Even though we usually don't have frost, my salvia 'Black & Blue' is done flowering now, too. I loved to see whole garden shots today, I like the area with the pedestal especially and the photos with the hydrangeas. Thanks for sharing your garden on your blog, it is always an inspiration!

  8. You must get more sunshine where you are. Not much is blooming in my garden right now. Witchhazel and Sarcococca ruscifolia will come in January.

  9. Gorgeous blooms! Luckily you managed to take photos before the first frosts came.


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