November Blooms, From Outdoors to Indoors: GBBD, November 2014
This image, of an osteospermum flower still trying to bloom in a snow-covered container on the deck, tells the story of this November’s weather volatility – 60 degrees (F) one day and snowing the next. I took this photo two days ago. The next morning, the arctic cold arrived here and temperatures dipped down into the teens, putting an end to this year’s outdoor bloom season. While we have been spared the extreme cold and heavy snows that have been visited upon some other parts of the country, our current weather is still more characteristic of December than November.
This is the time of year when my attention shifts from outdoor blooms to those indoors. Although my potted cyclamen are not entirely happy with their temporary home crowded together in front of a small east-facing window, they are happy enough to bloom – just in time for their colorful flowers and perfect pleated buds to provide joy in the dreary month of November.
Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is hosted on the 15th of each month by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. Visit her blog to see outdoor and indoor blooms in gardens around the world.