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!