Katarina's theme this week is, "Out of Season". She says we can use her theme or make up our own for Blooming Friday. Like her, we've had a few nights with freezing temperatures, snow, and yet some flowers are still blooming. Tootsie, from Tootsie Time invited me to link these same posts to her Fertilizer Friday meme. The reasons I didn't when I first discovered it were because I was already doing Blooming Fridays, and also because I don't really use fertilizer other than compost, and sometimes worm castings or manure. It sounds like that doesn't matter.
The first group of photos show annuals that are still blooming. I'm not sure what their normal season is, but these were not stopped by the cold.
I love the different colors of gazanias.
I'm thinking straw flowers are usually killed by freezing temps, but I have several plants that are still blooming.
I don't remember if I've grown bidens before. I'm thinking they may be a perennial in warmer zones. I did a quick search, but didn't see the answer.
These annual phlox were in a post where I showed flowers I didn't plant. I hope more plants come up next year from the seeds of these blooms. It will be fun to see what colors they are. There are different colors in this tub, and they are all different from their parents. They bloomed all summer and are still looking pretty.
Borage has been blooming awhile, too. There are young plants coming up from earlier blooms going to seed.
Now, this lantana surprised me by its blooms, since all the other lantanas were killed by the first freezing temps. When one participates in memes of this kind, they make fun discoveries by looking to see what's blooming.
The rest of the blooms are perennials. I don't remember if they normally continue to bloom this late in the season. The knautia bloomed most of the summer and fall.
The catmints have a few blooms on them.
This scabiosa, pincushion flower, which I planted this summer, just had a few blooms. It just has this one right now.
There are a few 'Spooky' dianthus with blooms.
The rue plants have had blooms all season. Last year, they had swallowtail caterpillars eating them, but I was sad not to see any this year.
This is a potentilla of some kind, that I don't remember planting in the tub it is in. It got pretty big, so next year, I will keep it cut back better. It's still blooming!
Last week, I posted close ups of the delphium that had a new flush of blooms. They are still looking good. The other delphs in this bed have been finished awhile.
Speaking of out of season, my holiday cactus, 'Naomi' is starting to bloom. I didn't take it outside for the summer. Do you put yours outside?