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.
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.