Garden Blogger's Bloom Day - November 2020

Camellia 'Marge Miller'

This is a short and sweet bloom day post because, frankly, there ain't a whole lot blooming. There are several roses hanging on so I will begin with those. 'Gold Medal' is one robust rose. No matter how much or how many times I cut it back, it springs right back. This one grows along the back of our house. I wish I had planted it somewhere else but I can't seem to come with a new location.

'Gold Medal'


Some more roses -


'Golden Celebration'


'Olivia Rose'

'Mary Rose'



My favorite bloom at the moment is this beautiful camellia ('Marge Miller'). This is a weeping camellia. I have it growing in a pot.

Fatsia japonica

Fuchsia 'Lady Boothby' - the only fuchsia left. The others have long shriveled after the frost. 

Lonicera americana

I'm not sure if berries count as blooms but I want to include the Beautyberry (Callicarpa 'Profusion').

Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for creating Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Follow the link to find other bloggers who are sharing their blooms this month.


Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy


  1. Berries count when they're that beautiful. Callicarpa has been on my wish list for at least a decade but I've never come across anything in this genus here even though my Sunset Garden Book claims it'll grow in Sunset zone 24. That's a beautiful Camellia too. As to roses, at least you have some! None in my paltry collection have done much of anything this year at all.

  2. I do love your roses, but all the blooms are lovely. Happy Bloom Day.

  3. Stunning Roses Philip. Beautyberries are looking more beautiful then all the other blooms so definitely they are countable as blooms. It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to gardening where you can share posts related to plants and flowers here at

  4. Just this past February I planted Camilla sasanqua in a large pot. It suppose to be a winter bloomer with white flowers; I'm excited to have the buds open for the first time, soon I hope.
    Your 'Gold Medal' rose is aptly named!


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