One might be tempted to say not much is blooming in the garden this month. But the mere fact that anything is blooming in my garden in the Upper Midwest (USDA Zone 5) is proof that we've had an unusually warm autumn. In fact, we finally just had our first frost over the weekend. But it did not seem to have any effect on this group of flowers.
Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta
Hamamelis virginiana has finally lost its leaves making the flowers visible from my kitchen window; in fact, much more visible from the window than they are in this photo.
And finally, my "Thanksgiving" Hellebores aka H. niger. The one plant is fully open; the one in more shade is still budded. We'll see if it manages to bloom before the temperatures permanently take a dive.
To see what's flowering in other gardens, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens who hosts this long-time monthly meme.