As November arrived, Maine’s spell of unseasonably heat fall climate lastly ended with nighttime low temperatures down round 20F and heavy frost. This was the sign to enter winter dormancy for any crops that had not already finished so.
Nonetheless, there are nonetheless just a few flowers seen in my backyard. These aren’t actually in bloom; moderately, they’re frozen (actually) in a state of suspended animation, now not creating however not but withered.
Colour in my backyard is being supplied by some still-colorful leaves of deciduous crops (like Viburnum acerifolium, beneath) and by berries like these on this cotoneaster.
However, proper on cue, the houseplants that present my winter flower repair have begun to bloom. The Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera) opened its first flowers this week, and buds are creating on the potted Cyclamen persica.
Backyard Bloggers’ Bloom Day is a month-to-month celebration of flowers hosted by Carol Michel at Might Goals Gardens. Go to her web site to see November blooms being loved by different gardeners.