In Sweden, where Katarina, from Roses and Stuff lives, it is Saturday, making my Blooming Friday post a day late. She doesn't mind, though, and I'll go give her my link when I get this posted. Her theme for the week is seeds and seedheads.
The blooms on the German statice dried on the plant this summer, and I never got them picked to bring inside because I enjoyed having them in the garden.
This lone seedhead on the clematis by the veggie garden looks pretty still.
I'll want to collect some of the datura seedheads, as there will already be lots more moonflowers than what there is room for.
The Virginia mountain mint is still looking great. In the summer, the blooms are white, and loaded with wasps and bees.
This photo is from the 20th. I found it when looking for camera critter photos. It's a spent zinnia.
I meant to pick the blooms from this globe thistle to dry this summer, but didn't get to it. They will plant themselves if I don't remove the seedheads.
The short toothed mountain mint looks pretty good all season, too.
This is the second year for the Queen Anne's lace to bloom, but last year it bloomed later in the season, and didn't have nearly as many blooms. I had been doing a good job cutting the seedheads to dry, but the plant just kept blooming away. Soon, I will need to be snipping these off. I wonder how many new plants will come up next year.
This hollyhock photo was taken the 20th, also.
There are some yarrow blooms behind the blackberry lilies.
The 'Pia' hydrangea bloom was finished awhile back, but last year, when I picked the one set of blooms, the plant didn't bloom again, so I left it on this year. This is the only one that grew, and it was on the same stem as last year's.
There are still some blooms that I haven't shown lately. The catmint has a new flush of blooms.
The 'Spooky' dianthus I posted about early summer bloomed all season, and still has a few blooms.
I'm thinking the blue flower is another flush of blooms from a campenula I moved to the new bed from another area of the yard last year, and the 'Harvest Moon' coneflower has a bloom.
Have a great weekend! I'm happy to report my knee and ankle are starting to feel better after my fall almost 5 weeks ago. The school I work at has fall/quarter break next week, and I will have it off. I feel like my leg will be strong enough for me to get some gardening and housework done. I just hope there will be some good gardening weather. The highs are supposed to be in the 50s the first part of the week. That's doable with a jacket on.