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Sunday, November 29, 2015

My Garden Through November

The following pictures show the transformation of my garden in November.

This is the beginning of November picture.
By now, the maple lost its leaves, but surrounding huckleberries will stay forever green. 

The dominant color in the garden is and will stay green.
Some yellow, some red - that's it.

The bean tower in the Kitchen Garden went down first.
Then, three Abyssinian Bananas were cut down and moved to the garage.

Parsley is still going strong. I love this plant!

There is no more space for Hydrangea bouquets inside,
so some flowers are left to decorate the garden.

Grapes change their color before other plants.

Grasses will be cut down in late winter or early spring.

This Abyssinian Banana is already in the garage.

Organic pumpkins from our friends' farm added some fall color to the garden.
A couple of them are eaten already, while some are cut and frozen.

November 4th. Japanese maples try to tell the rest of the plants that it's already fall!

Deshojo maple seen here from the window, skipped its pink stage.
I'm wondering if its color depends on the temperatures.

Terrace (Cottage) Garden, above, looks appropriate for the fall,
but there are still some pretty blooms inside it:

Platycodon grandiflorus (Balloon Flower)

Calla lost its shape at the end of summer, but look at it now - big, full and beautiful again!
 The yellow shrub behind it is Black Currant.
Below, the leaves on the Black Currant are gone, but the Calla is still green and very alive:

Ginkgo biloba leaf  snuggled in Calla's leaf:

Second part of November

Abutilon 'Windcliff Coral' loved cooler weather

Campanula poscharkyana 'Blue Waterfall' has been blooming non-stop

Dichroa fibrifuga

Edgeworthia papyrifera

Fuchsia is hardy in our zone. Above is Fuchsia Hawkshead,
below - Dollar Princess.

Lost  the label for this pink one.

Scilla peruviana

The very last Japanese Anemone

Some Hydrangeas' leaves gave quite a show in late November. 

Clematis on the arch shows just a hint of yellow color:

The same on the second arch - Clematis montana just touched by yellow.
Burning bush is on the left.

This is the very first Japanese maple that we planted in our garden.
It has grown quite wide and threatens to gulp neighboring plants.

Hydrangea Endless Summer never disappoints me


All my Japanese Aralia plants are blooming. One of my favorites. 

This Japanese maple is supposed to be a bright red color.
It was bright red when we bought it.
Last year, it never turned even brown as its leaves fell off green.
This year, it changed color, but not exactly as it was supposed to.
I hope, next year we'll see it in its full beauty.

These are the latest November pictures:

Is it summer? fall? Looks like both.

If I remove all the leaves and cut all the brown, the garden will be summer-green.
We do live in the Evegreen State of Washington, don't we?
I am joining Helen's End of Month View

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