It’s pretty late in the evening, but I’ll try to finish my post in time for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens.
I have to admire the longevity of these flowers. Some have been in bloom since July.
My Stokes Aster showed up in July’s GBBD and has been blooming ever since.
The Phlox has more bare spots but is still looking good.
Though most of my Rudbeckia and Goldenrod are looking battered and are turning brown, a few are still showing their gold.
The morning glories will just keep blooming until frost.
I don’t usually see a lot of green bottle flies around the house or the garden.
Sure signs of autumn in the garden.
Asters, asters and more asters such as the little wild asters…
my hybridized purple asters…
and the hot pink ones that haven’t quite bloomed, yet.
my garlic chives are very popular.
My silverlace vine didn’t get chomped on this year. In fact, I saw very little evidence of the Japanese Beetle devastation.
A very lovely Toad Lily and my first for the season.
Everyone’s favorite autumn flower, Sedum “Autumn Joy”.
Right now, this is the best container planting I have, made up of a simple combination of geraniums, nasturtiums and a variegated leaf pineapple mint. For those that enjoy making do, the container is made of the lid of a gas grill and it rests on a fish aquarium stand. I added the sign for a little character and voila’! A planter!