I began keeping this blog as a garden journal, documenting what is in color at particular times of year, and capturing the surprises along the way. As we begin November, the show continues.Despite the drought, there is a very good berry set on Ilex verticillata, with the Peacock Maple, Acer japonica aconitifolium echoing red in the background.Enkianthus ‘Showy Lanterns’ can’t decide which color to turn and is simultaneously taking on shades of yellow, orange, red and maroon.Cotoneaster franchetti (grown from seed shared through a seed exchange) has a good fruit set this year.Prettiest time is now for Euonymus carnosus, Chinese Spindle TreeAster ageratoides ‘Ezo Murasaki’ (or has the name changed to Kalimeris?) has already put up with 28F temperatures and is still offering color. Note that this Aster likes to spread!Chrysanthemum ‘Sheffield’, a peachy pink classic, offering pollen to honeybees and other insects.Perennial Chrysanthemum ‘Rhumba’ (formerly Dendranthema) picking up the autumn tonesThis mum was a gift from a friend who found this in her travels and swears this baby is winter hardy in zone 6…we shall see.Posed to flower, Mahonia ‘Charity’ will illuminate with citron yellow candles later this month.
What plants are about to show off for you this November?