November in Tennessee

November in Tennessee

This is the most beautiful time of the year in Tennessee. The leaves were so colorful though not near as nice this year because of the warm weather.  Now the leaves have fallen and the chill is in the air.  I didn’t manage to get any pictures of the colors on the trees.  But in Tennessee the flowers last.

Our Azaleas bloom twice a year.  They’re still blooming in the middle of November.  They look a little worse for wear as the first frost of the year damaged some of them.  But they’re still very pretty.

My Pineapple Sage is still nice.  The blossoms are fading but they still have some color to them.  It will time to cut them back soon.  When I first planted my Sage, I thought it was an annual.  But each year the plants come back.  Imagine my surprise that first year.

My Drift Roses are still very beautiful.  These are my favorites.  They stay small and full of blooms.

  

Last but not least is the Ajuga field.  Nothing kills this plant.  It just keeps spreading.  Leaves cover it in the fall.  Still it grows.  Before I had an Ajuga, I wanted some   I never bought a plant.  But I did put a birdbath out.  The birds loved the birdbath.  I believe they left the Ajuga seeds behind.  Literally.  Now I have more plants than I want.  So maybe with any luck one year they will push out the weeds that plague me. 

I love the November flowers but I know they’ll soon be gone.  The leaves need to be raked and the yard needs to be gotten ready for the cold weather.  Flowers will be back soon.  Our spring comes in March.  Things start greening up.  I can’t wait.

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