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November in Carla’s Garden

The beauty of the end of a season

witch hazel

Carla Zambelli Mudry is welcoming us today to her garden in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

November in my garden means fewer chores, and the garden is mostly put to bed. All of the bulbs are in the ground, and the cannas are out of the ground and nestled in pots in the garage. Overnight, we had a hard frost. The ground was sparkly, and plants were frosted. The leaves are wonderful hues of red, brown, and yellow. The last of the roses have been cut and are nodding in small vintage milk bottles on the kitchen windowsill.

fall leavesThe last of the fall leaves fade into shades of yellow and brown.

rosesRoses can keep blooming right up to the start of really cold weather, and these last delicate blooms are extra special for coming so late in the year.

Native witch hazelsNative witch hazels (Hamamelis virginiana, Zones 4–8) bloom in the fall just as the leaves color and drop.

Japanese mapleIt’s hard to beat the incredible red color of a Japanese maple (Acer palmatum, Zones 5–9).

HolliesHollies (Ilex opaca, Zones 5–9) come into their own as fall turns to winter, with bright red berries and evergreen foliage that looks great all winter.

berries glowing in the late fall sun-bleachedViburnum (Zones 4–8) berries glow in the late fall sun.

red-twig dogwoodA faded hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 5–9) stands next to the stems of a redtwig dogwood (Cornus sericea, Zones 3–7).

roses is a vaseThe last roses of the season are inside and ready to be enjoyed.

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  1. runfortheroses 12/06/2021

    Great post, Carla. November is an amazing month in the garden. So much beauty as deciduous plant life starts to decay and evergreens take hold. Thanks for sharing

  2. puyalluppansy 12/06/2021

    Thank you Karla for you lovely thoughts and pictures. I too appreciate and think the last roses of summer are special.

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    treasuresmom 12/06/2021

    Great pics.

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    treasuresmom 12/06/2021

    BTW, type Carla's name & view her other submissions.

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    simplesue 12/06/2021

    You are a true nature lover with your appreciation and observations of the garden in autumn.
    Pretty photos and I love your arrangement with the glass hands and last roses of the season!

  6. btucker9675 12/06/2021

    Love the beautiful melancholy of these photos and the last roses of the season.

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