Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day

See what’s blooming all over at May Dreams Gardens, the wonderful host of Bloom Day.

It’s a gorgeous November here! There is a cold front moving in tonight, though, so this may be the end of things. We’ve been really enjoying the nice weather, especially after such a punishing summer. The plants have rebounded nicely, too.

The butterfly garden has blooming Mexican mint marigold, three kinds of shrimp plant, and rock rose– and Sweetpea over on the right sniffing around. I’m really pleased with how far this little plot has come.
Bloom Day Nov. 2009

The Gregg’s mistflower is still going strong, with butterflies constantly flitting around it.
Bloom Day Nov. 2009

In the fruiting plants we have the chile pequin thinking it’s Christmas already.
Bloom Day Nov. 2009

And a succulent… almost there!Β  With basil flowers in the background–maybe Thai basil?Β  It has very small leaves.
Bloom Day Nov. 2009

Some tiny blue salvia flowers next to the horse skull.
Bloom Day Nov. 2009

And what are these, paperwhites? I didn’t put them there, but I’m happy to see them!
Bloom Day Nov. 2009

Also blooming: esperanza, mutabilis rose, Gregg’s salvia, Blackfoot daisy, cedar sage, bridal veil.


  1. Nell Jean

    November 15, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Three kinds of shrimp plant? I couldn’t see them very well. I have a white shrimp that does not bloom in the garden, only in the greenhouse in the short days of winter.

    Yes, there is “fruit cocktail”, yellow, and plain Jane shrimp plant in there. They are tucked in to the shady spots under the peach tree. They have been blooming quite a bit; I thought they would attract some hummingbirds and butterflies, but not yet!

  2. Iris/Society Garlic, Austin

    November 15, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Lovely photos of happy-looking plants! My paperwhites are blooming now, too, although they didn’t bloom until mid-January last year (& I didn’t plant mine, either). Weird!

  3. liberalhandyman

    November 15, 2009 at 8:34 pm


    Very nice garden still! The chile pequin I’d never seen before, it looks like a round version of the Delmonico Pepper that we are growing, very tiny and very hot!

    I’ve never seen a Delmonico! Chile pequins are native to Texas, and they are very hot. It looks like they are native to a lot of the U.S., actually. They do well in shade, which is really helpful for me, but they are not evergreen.

  4. Caroline

    November 16, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    I love your photo of the succulent and the Thai basil. Very striking!

  5. Cheryl

    December 8, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Love that horse skull! Nice show!

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