Okay, now's the time for gardeners in temperate climates to get creative with the term "bloom". Doesn't it really mean looking its best? Showing off its color? Yeah, I thought so. So no problem; there's plenty to show off in mid-November.
First, here's why it's best to grow big-leaf Hydrangeas where they can be their natural size and require no pruning. Why remove these gorgeous blooms right after blooming, as required, when they look this good for SO long?
On the right you see the foliage and berries of Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur," a terrific plant for small gardens.
More fun with foliage from the lovely Japanese maple 'Green Cascade' on the left, or how about the serviceberry on the right?
Now we do have to look harder to find perennials blooming, but in the photo below left these Euphorbia amygdaloides blooms haven't changed since they first appeared in June. And what's more, the foliage is evergreen.
And finally, below right, Amsonia hubrichtii is still eye-popping, lush and gorgeous against a backdrop of Nandina.