While toad lilies (Tricyrtis), Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria ‘Tangerine Tango’, below), asters, azaleas, and camellias continue to flower in this relatively warm early November, only camellias will remain in bloom following the first freeze. In days or weeks, other camellias will begin to flower along with the various hybrid mahonias that often bloom through December into early January.
After a slow start, leaves that have not already fallen have begun to turn, and though late in arriving, these seem as colorful as ever. While shrubs and trees display the dominant autumn colors, the soft yellow of perennial bluestar (Amsonia hubrichtii, below) is as splendid as any.
Below are a few of the colors of the autumn garden. Later in November several Japanese maples will begin to turn as other leaves fall.