Although we have had an incredible Indian Summer, snow is forecast. What little blooms are left will soon fade until Spring. I'll enjoy what I can right up until the bitter cold end.
This mix of plants, mostly begonias, was brought inside early but seems to be perfectly happy in front of this stained-glass window.
It seems the annuals are out-blooming the perennials. Out front alyssum is blooming among the gourds and bluestar in this basket.
In this basket, the asters are still holding their starry little heads high.
Snap dragons and violas pop in full color among the rocks and fallen leaves.
Along the drive rose mallow and California poppies are still unfolding blooms.
Along the edge of the potager, calendula refuses to go to bed.
This honeysuckle has been blooming since early spring. I look forward to the day it climbs high into the porch lattice work. The hummingbirds should dip into its teardrop blooms while I'm sitting in my great grandmother's rocking chair very nearby. Well, that's what I'm hoping for anyway. Its blooms now stand out against its leaves darkened by the cold.
The catmint is barely singed by the heavy frosts.
Orchid frost lamium seems immune to frost and cold, and continues to bloom beneath this blue spruce.
Though this obedient plant is scorched by the cold, its leaves now a dark, beautiful purple, it obediently blooms.
Panicum switch grass 'Dallas Blues' is now in full bloom and a brilliant gold.
And finally, a first time bloom on my miscanthus 'Morning Light' now three years old.
Bloom Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens the 15th of each month. Visit Carol's blog to see who else is blooming and be sure to add your blooms to the list.