Wednesday, October 28, 2015

End of Summer Blooms

It was a misty warm day today so I got to spend a little time just admiring what was still blooming. I enjoy the lingering beauty of these late summer blooms since the end is near so to speak. I took a lot of pics today but these are the best of the lot. First some blooming blue Iris, still blooming tall verbenna and a late blooming stokesia daisy.

Mums bring an intensity of color to the garden at this time of the year.  I did not cut them back this year and only a couple have broken open but they bloomed earlier.

Dahlis always seem to extend summer.

Both ginger lilies and clematis are blooming.

I have several clumps of profusion zinnias and blanket flowers that are still blooming profusely.

There are still a few stray blooms onTansy and Daisy.

I haven't dead headed the roses for about 6 weeks but they still produce a few nice blooms.

The swamp sunflower is in full bloom. I love the late summer burst of color but hate its leggy and invasive habit. But I still keep it.
And the first fall Camellia bloom to finish this post.

1 comment:

  1. Except for the weeks of gray weather and flooding, this has been a good fall with many blooms lasting past their normal departure time. It killed me at work to remove so many summer annuals still blooming, but we had to make room for cool season plants. I love your reblooming iris.