A November Note

Tradescantia (Spiderwort) pops up all over the place often with subtle color variations. This deep red-violet is one that caught my attention early this afternoon. This little insect also found it interesting.

Tradescantia (Spiderwort)

It is well into November and some perennials continue blooming, mostly Echinacea. Pale yellow Chrysanthemums still brighten the southern border and Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’ and one unknown sasanqua are laden with fragrant flowers. Rosa ‘Iceberg’ has been lovely for several weeks.

Several camera-shy butterflies visited the last of the zinnias today.

Zinnias in November sunlight

Recently opportunities to spend even a few minutes in the garden have been rare. There are still many autumn tasks to complete—irises and daffodils to plant, weeding and mulching to finish. The garden is not waiting on anyone to get a list of chores done. It is shutting itself down gradually and gracefully, as if ready for a nice rest.

There has been no rain for a few weeks. Several light frosts have left the thyme in the meditation circle briefly coated in white, but today was a warm and sunny 73° F.

9 thoughts on “A November Note

  1. paulinemulligan

    Many years ago, I mistakenly thought gardening ended in September, now I know that some plants just carry on and on.It’s lovely to see little patches of colour in amongst all the dying foliage, with the garden telling us that it isn’t finished yet.


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