Fall is really here. Cold, dark, mornings and earlier sunsets. The leaves are turning and the garden is settling down from it's crazy and riotous summer antics. On my early evening stroll through the garden yesterday I noticed a few blooms, though. The roses, although much healthier looking than they have been since May, still are not blooming. Any day now. And they'll bloom through January once they start. They've been known to bloom in snow around here! Anyway, here's a little look at some of what is still blooming.
|The Hydrangeas are fading fast, but I love this phase where they turn a beautiful shade of green.|
|One of the Sedums, getting ready to bloom, along with a Purple Heart.|
|A white "Encore" Azealea, and of course, Mums!|
|This was supposed to be a white Coneflower! Oh well...still pretty.|
|Some more Purple Heart - I LOVE those little flowers - and a Gaillardia. Oh, and some weeds! Hehe...just keeping it real!|
|I'm not sure, but I believe this to be some sort of Hibiscus? The flowers are white and look very similar to a Hibiscus. Earlier this summer some moth caterpillars wiped this entire shrub out in one day, but it's come back nicely.|
|More Mums, and a potted Pomegranate - I'm experimenting with that.|
|One of my favorites, the Canna Lily. I have several types and colors in the garden, but this is the only one still blooming.|
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