There are definitely fewer things in bloom this month. There are still a few flowers on Aster Novae Anglia/Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Hella Lacy,' but it is nearly done. There is a solitary bloom of Phlox paniculata 'Laura' left, and a couple of flowers of Lobelia 'Monet Moment' hidden in the foliage. Still blooming strongly are both Tricyrtis and there are a few blooms still on the Ceratostigma plumbaginoides. In full bloom now are the mystery Monkshood, Aster tartaricus, and Aster laevis/Symphyotrichum laevae 'Bluebird,' seen here with Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium).
From the "Takes a Licking and Keeps on Ticking" category are both hybrid Anemones 'Andrea Atkinson'
and 'Party Dress,' shown here with a pink Lamium maculatum (yes, it's a groundcover Anemone),
as well as Phlox 'Natasha,' Geranium nodosum 'Svelte Lilac,' and Geranium 'Rozanne.'
New this month is a pass-along mum. More on my ambivalence about this plant later.