The blooms are few and paltry by now, as there have been several frosts and freezes, although we had a brief weekend reprieve with highs in the 60sF. Now, every night has lows below freezing, which have done more to put the garden to sleep than anything else. I forgot to include Astrantia 'Rainbow' in October's Bloom Day post, even though it looked lovely and was blooming for the first time this season. The drought had hit just as it was thinking about forming buds in June. Now, it's but a ghost of itself.
The reliable Korean mum, Chrysanthemum rubellum 'Sheffield Pink' is still blooming, but looks worse for wear.
Still plugging away in spite of the weather are those ground-hugging favorites, Geranium 'Bob's Blunder',
The garden is ready for its winter slumber. Or is it?
|Helleborus x hybridus|