I took these photos Saturday, the 13th, so I could do the post ahead of time, and not be rushed. I took the photos the same time as the snow photos, and also got some for Foliage Follow-up. Carol, of May Dreams Gardens is the host for Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.
The petunias I got from the farmers market this spring started blooming right away, and haven't stopped yet.
This lisianthus bloom surprised me. It's the only bloom left.
I really enjoy planting Helenium, 'Dakota Gold' in the bare spots. It's an annual that blooms all season, and takes cold temps in the fall.
This clematis bloom was a surprise, too. It's near the back door, but I missed seeing the ones that are shriveled.
A few of the asters still have some color.
I want to see if I can find some seeds of this Stock, 'Vintage Mix' to plant inside in the spring. I sure like the color on this one, and it is still blooming!
Snapdragons sure do well in my garden. I'll have to plant some more.
Sweet alyssums in a pot:
I have some of this Gaura, 'Ballerina Rose' planted at church as well as at home. Someone asked me today what it was, because they liked the blooms. How nice to have such pretty blooms this late in the season!
I sure like volunteer salvias.
I'm still enjoying the Hydrangea, 'Pia' even though the blooms have dried on the plant.
The chrysanthemums are fading, too.
This is the first bloom from this clump of self sown coneflower that may have 'Harvest Moon' as one of its parents.
I have another pass along iris trying to rebloom. I'll have to see if it's open tomorrow, and replace this photo.
'Naomi' holiday cactus sure is strutting her stuff!
Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to returning the visit.