Like Meems, I went around taking photos a few days ago, thinking what I was seeing would not be lasting long.
Some of the plants were still looking alive.
Not everything looks alive, though. These hostas, given to me by a friend a number of years ago, are finished for the season.
The leaves on the beauty berry bushes have died back, but there are still some berries the birds haven't eaten yet.
The arum foliage is looking great.
I didn't notice the bud on the love in a mist when I took the photo. Some of these came up last fall, too. I hope to get more next spring than what grew this year.
This is the verbena a friend of mine who lives in the country gave me. She said it grows on its own in the ditches. I hope it comes back next year. I think this is the kind I grew at our other house.
I didn't think the yellow repeat blooming iris was going to have a fall bloom this year. Well, it may not, but it's trying.
Here's the clump of snapdragons behind the iris in the previous photo. All of the snapdragon plants are still green, and some have buds.
The seed heads are still available for birds to eat, and to add texture to the flower beds.
The mums are faded, but still provide some color.
I did not allow as many seeds from the blackberry lilies stay around as I have in the past. I was getting too many volunteers. The drumstick allium leaves are up.
The last coneflower to bloom:
Hibiscus seed head:
I want to plant more stocks next year.
I can't remember the name of these spring blooming small sized irises. I don't remember their leaves coming up in the fall before, but they've just been there a couple years. I think that's a clump of anemone in the upper left.
I missed my opportunity to join in the Fall Color Project. A few days prior to taking these photos, I looked out a window, and saw the leaves had finished falling from most of the trees. Well, now you can see lots of nests.
Here's a photo of these trees from earlier in the month:
I'm still waiting to get snowed in for a day or two. I hope those of you in the south will have more seasonal temps. We're supposed to get cold here, and our plants expect it. Plus, I hate to see crops folks depend on for their income get destroyed. Hang in there, and I hope you continue to have flower pics to post.