Garden Bloggers‘ Bloom Day – November 2018

I thought I would join with this „meme“ (not really a meme) of posting pictures of blooms in the garden every 15th of the month hosted by May Dreams Garden. Maybe it will encourage me to post more regularly.
We didn’t have any frosts here in the lower regions of Switzerland yet, so most of the plants are still well and alive. This will change presumably next week.

So let’s start with Arbutus unedo ‚Compacta‘, which is a dependable bloomer.

The fruit ripens when Arbutus starts flowering.

Bulbine bulbosa self-seeded. I think I grew this Australian native two years ago, it didn’t survive winter, but two self-seeded plants grew to the flowering stage this year.

This tall Cosmea flopped over recently. It will be probably gone by next week’s frost.

I planted this Dalea bicolor this year and it’s already flowering! Will it survive our wet winter, though?

A hot pink, random Delosperma bloom.

This Zauschneria (Epilobium) californica ‚Western Hills‘ is a champ. It is blooming since early summer and looked stunning for a long time. I want more of it!

The last of the Kniphofias still blooming: Kniphofia ‚Mango Popsicle‘. It glows from miles away. Beautiful!

Mahonia media ‚Winter Sun‘ smells so good when it’s warm and sunny. But I’m a bit disappointed with the pale flower color.

Tiny blooms on Muehlenbeckia axillaris (it counts!). It grows well together with Coprosma acerosa var. brunnea. They’re a great combination. Color pop from a Coprosma berry.

Pomegranate blooms!

Ricinus is still standing and blooming.

Last but not least: Rosemary.

That’s it for my garden besides a couple of weeds blooming;)


15 Kommentare zu „Garden Bloggers‘ Bloom Day – November 2018“

  1. I think of Switzerland as such a cold place and I see that you can grow several plants that I cannot. Such as the Mahonia. It gets too cold here for them. Maybe it is your snow that insulates the ground so they survive. You have some interesting pretty blooms for this time of year. Here it is too cold already. All blooms are frozen to nothing.

    1. Most people in Switzerland live in the lower regions, not in the Alps. Here, the climate is comparable to South Germany or Western France, climate zones 7 to 8. We do get snow in winter, but not that much, never a continuous snow cover.

      1. Thank you for mentioning that! I also pictured Switzerland as nothing but the Alps! I wonder if your climate zones 7-8 are like the US ones though. I want a California fuchsia.

      2. Yes, I’m referring to the USDA climate zones, which I find useful here, too.
        I really want more of the Zauschneria! If you can’t grow the California fuchsia in your zone, there is a hardier alternative species: Zauschneria garrettii, which is hardy to zone 5 and looks almost the same.

    1. Happy Garden Bloggers‘ Bloom Day! We’re lucky that we didn’t get frost yet, so the Ricinus is still alive. I do love Kniphofias; ‚Mango Popsicle‘ is a great one, it just doesn’t stop blooming:)

  2. Hello! You certainly have a very interesting selection of plants, many of which I have never seen here in central Spain. But, what I find most interesting is your pomegranate! Not only has it got flowers, but it also has green leaves! My pomegranate turned yellow last week, and now it only has a few leave left. What altitude are you at? I am at 750 m.

    1. I have other pomegranate cultivars (for fruiting) that already lost all or most leaves. This is Punica granatum ‚Nana‘ in the picture, which is just ornamental. The altitude of my garden is around 600m, it gets definitely colder here than in Spain.

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