The November garden is so beautiful, with a surprising number of flowers still blooming and fruits for harvesting before the snow flies! Gotta love these sunny November days!
From our 2018 November Garden:
So many flowers! Also fruits: Autumn olives, a few blackberries, lingonberries, mahonia / Oregon grape, a few native huckleberries, American highbush cranberries, barberries, the unusual strawberry tree berry (Arbetus unedo) … as well as nuts, such as hazels and acorns (which I forage nearby). The photos here are mostly flowers, but let’s not forget the roots: dandelion, burdock, mallow, madder, mashua, oca, and so many more. The summer annuals are fading fast, but perennials really shine at this time of year. I love November.
From our 2017 November Garden:
Autumn in All its Glory!
More Garden Fun:
From our 2013 November Garden:
The temperatures are dipping into the 20s, and yet… such miracles!
- Wasabi Arugula, Mignonette, Mashua Root Blossoms
- Mashua Root blossoms, Broccoli Raab, Calendula
- Feverfew, Echinacea center, Echinacea stalks & blooms
- Hollyhock buds, Hollyhock blossom, Borage bud
- Borage blossom, Phacelia, Potentilla
- Wild Geranium, Strawberry Tree, White-flowered “weed” (can someone tell me what this is?)
What I learned:
- A LOT of things can still bloom in November, although I must say, the Mashua Roots took a hit when the temps dipped to 25.
- Some flowers, like the Phacelia, can bloom, go to seed, germinate, and bloom again before the season’s end.
- Calendula will keep on blooming and blooming and blooming – but it helps to deadhead the blossoms so it doesn’t fully go to seed.
- Borage, too, is a perpetual bloomer and very loved by the bees.
- Some plants, such as the Mignonette, which I have planted right outside one of the beehives, benefit from being cut back. In this case, I collected the seeds before they shattered – and then the plant up and bloomed again! Double bonus!