Our temps did not get into the upper 40s like they were supposed to the last couple of days. It was quite cloudy today. I ventured out to take a photo of my brave pass-along iris that has opened its bloom, and ended up taking photos of the whole curb area.
I started on the west side facing north, went east, and then back around the area from the other side. It was about 38 degrees when I took these photos.
These petunias, which have been blooming ever since I planted them, but may soon be giving up.
My little $5.00 no name rose bloomed most of the summer, too, and now has some pretty little hips.
The clump of Jupiter's beard I took from the larger one last fall took a long time to recover from being moved last year, but did pretty well this year. It didn't have as many blooms as the parent plant, but has a new one right now.
I just took a photo of this bachelor button a few days ago, because they usually go dormant in August, and I was excited to see it still blooming. Now, it's finished.
There is a lighter blooming sedum on the left of the photo, next to the autumn joy in the center.
Most of the goldenrods are finished blooming, but there are a few blooms still making finding their way out in the cold.
Here's a spent bloom from the same plant.
I haven't been drying the gomphrena flowers as often as I used to. I love how they stay nice looking on the plants for so long, even after the stems don't look so good. I think the strappy leaves on the lower left are grape hyacinths.
The plants close to the curb are perennial geraniums. The lavender plants just finished a late flush of blooms.
Continuing to the east:
I do plan on moving the New England asters to another spot next year. I'm thinking I'd like to find some pink muhly grass or a more upright kind to put in the spots next to the sidewalk.
The seed heads are kind of cool.
There are still a few blooms, too. I love this color of blue!
Do you remember what I first went out to take photos of? It's in this photo.
The iris looks out of place with all that brown.
I think the goldenrod in front of the lavender in this photo may be 'Little Lemon'. It is smaller than the other goldenrods I have.
It still has some blooms, too.
The arums have leafed out. (Added 11/23- Here's a link to the post I did on arums last year. They have peculiar flowers, seed heads, and growth habits.)
This is one of the sedums I stuck a stem of in the dirt this spring. I was surprise it bloomed this year already.
The salvias are still pretty, even though they are pretty much finished for the season.
Now, we're facing west.
The cold temps killed the lantana in the basket. There is a clump in a raised bed at church that is protected enough that it's loaded with blooms.
I'm enjoying the foliage of the perennial geraniums.
I like the form of 'Fireworks' goldenrod and the different kinds of liatris, even when they are finished blooming.
Sea hollies are pretty cool looking brown, too.
Facing south, my little pretty is in another photo:
This is facing south and back to the west.
I was thinking about cutting the milkweed back, but have decided to leave it for now.
The name of this flower is not coming to my brain right now. Oh, I'm thinking it's a veronica of some kind.
I hope the ironweed spreads some next year.
Maybe these seeds will end up in the ground and grow in the spring.
There is one more bloom that looks out of place for the season.
This is a different bloom than the one I posted recently.
These echinaceas are 'Prairie Splendor'. Do they look diseased?
There are still a few seed heads on the bush clematis.
Now, we're facing east and south.
I didn't get the edge with more 'Fireworks' goldenrod in the previous photo, so I included this one in the post.
Have a great Thanksgiving!