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

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

***Copyright 2015 TatyanaS


  1. So many luscious shots of your garden, still looking so good. That shot of the golden Gingko leaf tucked into the Calla is wonderful. Have you not had any frost yet?

    1. Hi Alison! Last night, there was a very modest frost. Our area is certainly a bit warmer than yours. Stay warm!

  2. Lovely shots of your garden Tatyana.

  3. Your garden is still so beautiful in November, the Japanese maples are just stunning and the Aralia blooms.....more than wonderful!

  4. Very pretty. You certainly have some impressive views outside your windows! Loved the photos with the Gingko leaf on the other, larger foliage.

  5. Your garden and photography are always inspiring to me! We finally got frost here as well and my calla lilies are not looking happy about it. I especially enjoyed the dragon frolicking in a sea of leaves.

  6. Beautiful photos. I especially like the ginkgo and calla leaves.

  7. Tatyana, your garden is gorgeous in all seasons, and I always enjoy seeing the changes the seasons bring. We have a lot of evergreens here, too, which keeps the winter from seeming quite so dreary. Your photos are wonderful!

  8. you have such a beautiful garden Tatyana, beautiful photos of it too, I love the light coming through the burnt gold leaves on the pergola, and the close ups with rain drops, Frances

  9. Beautiful photos Tatyana! Lovely so see so many wide shots of your amazing garden. You have some plants I would love to have, like Edgeworthia papyrifera – how tall is yours? How old? It is now on my wish-list :-)

  10. Your garden is truly a garden for all seasons, Tatyana--beautiful! I love the way the red maple stands out among all the greenery.

  11. What a beautiful garden you have Tatyana. And the photo's are so gorgeous.
    Wish you a wonderful weekend.

  12. My goodness, you really do have a lot of life yet in your garden! So much color and texture to enjoy.

  13. It must be nice to have so much green foliage at this time of year. And lucky you to have a smattering of flowers. Here everything is shades of brown and grey. I am envious!

  14. Just gorgeous...still blooms and edibles growing...I love all the colorful leaves as they add layers of color.

  15. Thank you everyone for your time and words!

  16. You've got a nice place! How I love t have a garden like this..I envy you but inspire me as well..I love the detailed shots..good day!


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