If someone had asked me earlier this season what flowers would be blooming in my garden in mid-November—after several deep freezes and snow/rain showers this month in southeast Michigan—I would have confidently replied with mums and Calendula.
And they are indeed blooming today in my garden.
Bright orange Calendula flowers and deep red mum blooms add a touch of color on this gray, overcast day.
But I never would have guessed what other flowers would be blooming.
What a lovely surprise to have blooming pink wax begonias!
Typically begonias are one of the first plants to die after a frost or snowfall in our area.
This year, the begonias in our front courtyard were insulated by the fallen maple and oak leaves.
And have stopped blooming since they were planted last May.
I suspect today’s strong north winds, falling temperatures (hard to believe it was 55 degrees Farenheit this morning), and tonight’s forecast for snow/rain showers will likely mean the end of the blooming begonias.
If they’re blooming tomorrow, I will be very surprised!