In a surprising performance, a petunia is still spitting out a few blooms.
Sweet alyssum is more like a perennial in my garden, self-sowing and frothing over the Nanoprairie's edge reliably every year.
Behind the sweet alyssum is the very last bloom of the asters and ex-asters.
|Symphyotrichum laeve 'Bluebird'|
Behind the ex-asters and grasses, Malva sylvestris 'Zebrina' is still chugging away.
There are fewer flowers and the foliage has seen better days.
Geranium 'Blogold' (Blue Sunrise) is winding down,
I even cut some of it to use in an arrangement for a gallery reception at the library Friday.
Also still in fine form is the Korean mum, 'Sheffield'.
It would look even better if the cucumber beetles hadn't returned during last week's warm spell. Look closely at the upper left corner and you'll see the foliage of the mum is beginning to turn.
Finally, not a bloom, but worthy of inclusion, the calyxes of Heptacodium miconiodes are fading away.
The show is nearly over, and I'm not quite ready for the snow to fly, but it won't be long now. The fat lady is taking a deep breath.
If you want to see blooms in their prime, visit Carol, at May Dreams Gardens, where bloggers from more southerly climes will undoubtedly post links to their pictures of them.