It is the middle of November, but winter has not reached the Red House yet. Indeed, several plants are still enjoying their fall flush of blooms, the most noticeable of which are the roses and clematis.
My little rose bushes that I planted this year are blooming and still have several more promising fat buds on them.
|Rosa 'Souvenir de la Malmaison' still blooming|
The most surprising November blooms in the garden belong to my Clematis 'Bill Mackenzie', which, while nonchalantly taking over my front porch, has produced barely a handful of blooms in its two year existence. It has now decided to have a small flush of blooms, perhaps in response to me threatening it with a move to a remote corner of the garden.
The blooms tend to get lost when there are only a few of them, but are quite cute and cheerful up close.
|Clematis 'Bill Mackenzie|
The Clematis 'Jackmanii' has been going for weeks and doesn't seem to have any plans of slowing down just yet, as long as winter is held at bay.
|Clematis 'Jackmanii', still full of buds|
But it is the sporadic fall blooms of Clematis 'Guernsey Cream' that are my favorite. I shall leave you with the opening of one of its buds throughout this past November week.
|Clematis 'Guernsey Cream'|
To see what is blooming in gardens all over the world this November, check out Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day hosted by May Dreams Garden.