Friday, October 15, 2010

Still Blooming

I'm pleased to say there are blooms to share for October Bloom Day, hosted by Carol of May Dreams Gardens.So without further ado...


Of course there is a mum. I'm not a huge fan of these plants but I really like the color of this one.

The Bon-Bon cosmos are still going strong...


...and my dianthus is randomly reblooming.


In the shady part of the front, the coleus I nurtured from seed and through the winter last year is still putting out flower stalks.

I've decided to let this plant go with the frost this year and try some new varieties next year, but I'm certainly going to miss it!

The elm-leaved goldenrods are finishing up their last little blooms...


...and elsewhere the 'Tojen' toad lilies are making a valiant stand against the drought conditions that really slowed down their flowering, compared to last year.

These passalongs from Mr. McGregor's Daughter are in possibly the most challenging place in my garden, dry shade under a silver maple, and yet they've been bravely blooming as much as possible for about a month now.


And lastly, the only asters I still have (sort of) blooming are these Short's aster (S. shortii), a fairly rare native of savanna woodlands. I planted these in June and they've bloomed happily all through late summer and fall, and they're a great purple. I'm very happy about this addition!

What's still blooming in your garden?

7 comments:

Darla said...

My dianthus are starting to bloom again now that the weather has cooled slightly.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I'm so pleased 'Tojen' is doing so well for you. It is a very tough plant.

Gail said...

The drought has been a toughie~I am ready for it to end! Rose, I don't known elm leaved goldenrod; but, now I am going to go look for it! Happy Bloom Day!

LC said...

that cosmos is a new one for me... I really like it! L

scottweberpdx said...

Love, love, love that last aster...super charming!

garden girl said...

Lots of nice color in your October garden Rose!

Happy Bloom Day!

Rose said...

Good to see your 'Bon Bon' cosmos still blooming, Rose. I was surprised to see one tiny plant with buds in my butterfly garden the other day. I hope it has a chance to bloom before the frost kills it!

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