It’s been a mild fall.  The tree colors have been fabulous and we really have not yet had a hard frost.   The frost has taken out the tomatoes and the basil, and the melons, but there is still plenty of color to be enjoyed!

My favorite rose, Mr. Lincoln, has several fragrant blooms.

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This is an annual: bacopa.  Where were you this summer?

This is an annual: bacopa. Where were you this summer?

The white flower just above here is an annual, but not as tender as some of the others that I had in pots.  Now it is really flowering abundantly, but those blooms were non-existent in the heat of summer, though!

The shrub in front of the house is still attracting bees.  The blue blossoms of the Caryopteris, "blue mist" are  going strong, although the leaves are yellowing.

Blue mist caryopteris continuing to bring joy to the pollen gatherers.

Blue mist caryopteris continuing to bring joy to the pollen gatherers.

Jupiter's Beard, centranthus ruber

Jupiter's Beard, centranthus ruber

Perennial red lobelia

Perennial red lobelia

 

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis- a fall bloomer and prolific self seeder

I like to allow the verbena bonariensis to self seed and then, in the spring, I will pull out any plants that show up where they are not needed.  I love that this flower keeps reseeding through out the summer and fall.

Fragrant alyssum

Fragrant alyssum

If you still have some alyssum in your flower beds, be sure to sprinkle any seeds from the dry flowers around and next spring they will come back for you.

Mum- pretty in pink!

Mum- pretty in pink!

No surprise,  the mums continue to bloom and delight the eye!  How nice it is to have flowers in bloom in the late fall garden!