(A note to Carol and others on her comments page: I apologize for several goofy posts there, trying to put a link to here. I kept thinking I had it figured out when I didn't quite. Thanks Kim, for telling me how to do it!)
I will be busy Saturday, so I took these photos today, and plan to get this all ready, then save it to publish tomorrow. I've never done that before, so I hope it works. When I went to look at GBBD replies from a year ago, only one had a link to their post, so, in order for other newbies to find the blogs more easily, I suggest we leave the links to our GBBD blog posts in the originator of GBBD, Carol's, at May Dreams Gardens.
I started out in the house, where I have some African violets I bought at a garage sale in August blooming, and getting ready to bloom. I noticed Carol has written about them, and plan to go back to see what she said. I did notice something about how many one should have based on age. I do well with them for awhile, but tend to let them dry out, and then they don't recover well. There are 3 pots on a plate. The one on the right has just started blooming.
This is the one on the other side. It has 4 sets of buds, which I like as well as the flowers.
The queen Anne's lace was planted in June, and is just now blooming. We have had several nights in the 20s, so I don't know if it will set seed. This is my first season growing it.
The zebrena mallow, given to me by the same friend who gave the above plant, bloomed the whole summer.
There are several of these dianthus around, still hoping to bloom some more.
Fireworks goldenrod stays pretty, even when it's finished blooming.
I planted this goldenrod, I can't remember what kind, for my father-in-law when he lived here. It was by the shed, so I moved this start of it here, because we had to have our shed repaired this summer. I'm glad I did, because its counterpart got crushed. It's a nice, non-aggressive plan that only gets about 2 feet tall.
This is a blanket flower of some kind. It bloomed all summer, and was not ready to stop.
I didn't keep up with deadheading my debonair mum. It has a few still in color.
My blackberry lily plants each have several clumps of these berries hanging around, waiting to land so they can make new plants. I couldn't get a good enough focus to show how many each plant had.
This steadfast rue played host to numerous swallowtail caterpillars this summer, which favored the flowers, and held up well enough to put forth one more effort at flowering.
This Eupatorium, Prairie Jewel has done well in this spot, east of the vegetable garden for several years. It holds up better than regular chocolate or Joe pye weed. The boltonia in front, which started blooming only a few days earlier than it, has been finished blooming a few weeks.
I think this Swiss chard was from a package of salad mix seeds. You can see we've had some rain the last few days.
These Magnus coneflowers, planted in the back yard the last part of June, bloomed all summer, and these little flowers were just buds a few days ago, so they must handle cold weather well.
I thought the asters were finished, but here is a little clump as pretty as can be, and yes, that is cilantro growing to the right of it! I don't know if the birds planted that, or I did through applying compost. I need to remember to use it soon.
My husband got overzealous, a few days after dumping pots (while I was in the house). The pots I didn't want dumped yet, he left the dirt in, but cut some of the plants way back, but pulled most of the plants out. I am unhappy about that, because the pansies were still blooming, and I have had them live over the winter some years. (I imagine you know he's heard my reminders that I told him not to pull pansies a couple different times today. He's not the gardener, but he is results oriented, and has a different idea of the end of the season clean up than I do. I need to remember to be thankful for his help lugging things around, though.) Here is a little viola I'm glad he "missed." The leaves of a statice plant are draped over it, as it struggles to keep going.
I think this is an annual phlox. I grow it a lot, and can't remember if it usually hangs on this long. It's another that is not quite ready to give up.
I forgot to put a picture of the snapdragons that still have blooms and buds, and have very green leaves. I see Carol has posted, so I will, too!
(I wrote this the time stated, but saved it as a draft until almost midnight. I was surprised it showed up here, instead of above the squirrel post. I thought it had failed to post at first!)