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Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving 30 Day Challenge: Day 14 & GBBD


Gardeners are an amazing bunch of people. One of the many benefits of  blogging is meeting other gardeners from all over the world right from my desk top. It is a wonderful experience to see gardens from every corner of this earth, to share experiences, knowledge, philosophies, plants, seeds, laughs and make friends. For this I am ever thankful!

~Today is Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day ~ 

Most of the blooms are pretty spent so I went looking for 
color in my garden.

The foliage of the St. John's wart is fabulous with its graduation 
of color from green to orange to red.




This Japanese Maple, although small, 
makes a powerful punch with 
its stunning colors of orange and red




The  coral bells are offering 
varying shades of purple and red.



The Sumac has lost all its leaves but 
is providing some colorful fruit for the birds.



The asters are still  providing a blast of color 
and food for the pollinators that are still busy at work.







The viola (Viola walteri 'Silver Gem')in the woodland garden 
still have a few blooms to show off.



The Buddleja that was transplanted this fall 
to a new bed is liking its new home. 
It is still putting out lots of blooms.



I am thankful for all the plants that continue to bloom and those that add colorful foliage and liveliness to the landscape.
Be sure to check out all the posts from gardens around the world to see what is blooming in their gardens this November.
Linking to GBBD

12 comments:

  1. How nice to still have a few blooms sticking around. We are definitely done for the season here as we've had a few hard frosts now. I love the bright red cones on the sumac, something about their shape constantly intrigues me.

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  2. You have a lot of pretty colors in your landscape! Looks like you are having a beautiful fall. Love the new header. :)

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  3. I'm thankful for this blogging community too; especially being invited into your garden to enjoy your fall colors!

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  4. Lovely asters, and that acer is amazing. Happy GBBD!

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  5. Sumac really shines in Fall. I love that image you shot. It is so expressive of the season.

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  6. Love the Asters & your Japanese Maple is gorgeous!
    Happy GBBD :)

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  7. A lot going on in your garden for bloom day. I can never get the right color in the sumac flowers--great photo. Happy GBBD and thanks for the comment and the pick on Blotanical.

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  8. Karin I love that Japanese maple color...wow! My heucheras have amazing fall color now too!! Happy GBBD!!

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  9. You are blessed with lovely November color, Karin! Thank you for sharing.

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  10. The vibrant colors of the Japaneese Maple are an autumn favorite in our garden. Yours are beautiful..... Happy GBBD!

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  11. It's amazing how long the plants can hang in there! I have a blue clematis that keeps blooming, regardless of the weather. What a trooper. Gorgeous colors in your pix. :o)

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  12. Really lovely color you have going on your direction also.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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