I almost forgot about Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Carol of May Dreams Gardens is the hostess, and those of us that participate show off what is blooming in our gardens on the 15th of each month. I was surprised to find that I still had some blooms to show. Even though we have had several frosts, my tiny backyard seems to have a slightly warmer microclimate that protects the flowers.
I’ve had this mum for a number of years, and this is the best year I’ve ever had for blooms. I did not pinch back the growth at all during the summer and now it is incredibly full. What did I do right?
My pansies are looking pretty beat up, but still showing me the color.
I could not believe that I still have a few phlox still in bloom. You can see another new bud in the lower left corner.
My obedient plant started blooming very late this year. Last year, it was covered with bees, I’m not sure any visited this autumn, it was too late, too cold.
Two of the last nasturtium blooms, one plant each of yellow and orange.
Meanwhile, indoors I have a couple of confused Christmas Cacti plants.