Katarina, from Roses and Stuff has posted a lovely collage of her blooms in Sweden, where it is now Friday. She has had snow already, too. I am pleased to have quite a few blooms, which means I did not get all of them in today's post. The sweet peas and asters come to mind.
(Added later in the day: When I thought I was looking at Katarina's Blooming Friday post, she hadn't posted it yet, so there was no theme mentioned. Later, I saw other posts, where it was stated that her them is, "A Pleasant Surprise." Well, I can tie my post into that by the fact that I was pleasantly surprised by what all survived the snow and some lows in the 20s earlier this month.)
I've mentioned that I have kept the statice and other flowers that I usually dry in the garden to enjoy this year. The 'Debonair' mum is still blooming to the left of several colors of statice.
The annual black eyed Susan and verbena (I think) are still blooming in the newest part of the curb bed.
This is a red yarrow in the older part of the curb bed. I don't know if I've shown it. The goldenrod and Jupiter's beard tended to grow over it this year. I usually dry it, too.
Jupiter's beard blooms most of the season, because I deadhead it.
I'm enjoying the different colored gazanias that are still blooming.
I can't remember which blogger, but it may have been Tina, who told me this rose is 'Iceberg'. I got it unlabeled on the sale table at a garden center. It still has a few buds and a bloom. I love it! (I didn't know what to expect, so this was a very pleasant surprise for me to see the snow didn't stop this from continuing to bloom.)
I think the sweet alysums have been the longest and most continuous bloomers this year.
The knautias are blooming again, and here is another annual black eyed Susan.
The pansies lived through the summer, and are now happy for the cooler weather.
This is the miniature rose I got for Larry this spring. It's not real photogenic, but it's pretty in person. I hope the weather holds out for the buds to open.
I had partially deadheaded this rudbeckia, because it was falling over, but left some for the birds. Larry came along and cut most of the rest of them off before I saw and asked him what he was doing. Well, now there is one more bloom on the plant. (See how my post fits in with the them? This was a pleasant surprise!)
These pansies or violas had survived either survived last winter in this pot, or were volunteers. I hope they come back next year. Look, I think those are larkspurs coming up in the pot.
All of the previous photos were taken yesterday, the 28th. I realized I didn't have any of the delphiniums, and the photos I went out to take in the rain didn't turn out so good, so I'm using these from October 25th. I am so pleased that this made it over the winter, which doesn't always happen in my yard, and is having another flush of blooms. (This was another very pleasant surprise. Nice theme, Katarina!)
It's been raining all day. It will be good for the plants to go into winter with some moisture. I just hope I can get out and get more clean up of dead annuals and vegetables across the street before it gets too cold.
Have a great weekend!