The Violet Fern

A Colorful Tale of a Garden in the Making

What’s Blooming


Blooms are scarce. Even the Persicaria’s blooms are faded and gone, but I swear I could dig a hole in the snow and still find Calendula blooms!

Calendula and Alberta Spruce in the Potager
Calendula and Gro Low Sumac along the Nice Driveway

If you want to add a perennial vine that blooms continuously, I recommend our native honeysuckle. Just look at all these blooms, in November!

Coral Honeysuckle Lonicera Sempervirens and Skyrocket Juniper

The blanket flower I received from our local garden club during our fall plant exchange is already blooming – it just couldn’t wait for next year.

California Poppy hangs on.

Lamium ‘Orchid Frost’ can take the frost and still keep on blooming.

The Sedums still hold their blooming heads high.

What’s blooming in your garden? Visit Garden bloggers’ bloom day host, Carol at May Dreams Gardens the 15th of each month to let everyone know. I think I will have to turn indoors to find any blooms next month but we’ll see …


Author: Kathy Sturr

Cultivating art, growing soul, and creating plant-based food in the beautiful 1000 Islands, New York and Cedar Key, Old Florida.

2 thoughts on “What’s Blooming

  1. aloha,i love calendulas, they will bloom through anything and are so wonderful at this time of year…i love the fall transitions in your garden…thanks for sharing them.

  2. I have a honeysuckle or 2 trying to peek out and the blanket flower will not be deterred even with the freeze…just keeps going…some wonderful plants up N there…Happy GBBD!!

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