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Bloom Day

My garden may be slowing down, but my schedule isn’t so I crept out with my camera a day early. Here’s the inventory, The autumn crocus (colchicums) are still giving pleasure.

The Fairy is indomitable. And there are a couple of blossoms here and there on the other roses. Double Knockout has buds, and the hips on Rosa Rubrifolia are beautiful.

The dahlias are still going strong. Funny Face is a knockout! I was able to make up a good bouquet for church, along with two other dahlias and some of our glorious autumn foliage.

The zinnias are looking pretty sad, but there are a few individual blossoms that still look fresh and perky. The photo doesn’t do them justice – too much breeze. I love the zinnias, so bright and cheerful. And easy.

This is my standard old annual blue salvia. I originally planted it in lieu of lavender in front of the Rose Shed Bed, but now I plant it because I like it so much. It is floriferous all summer and, obviously, well into the fall.
I can’t take credit for the brilliant hills that surround me, but they are the reason that it is easier to let the outdoor bloom season go.

3 comments to Bloom Day

  • Barbarapc

    I do like that ‘Funny Face’. Always looking for something unusual. Thanks for sharing your blooms.

  • Pat Leuchtman

    Barbara,
    So glad to see you again. I think Funny Face might be breathing her last tonight. I’m working at the town hall (hi-speed access unlike at home) and the fire chief just came in and said we will have a hard frost every night this weekend. Can’t complain though. We’ve had a great warm fall.

  • Carol

    The saliva does seem to bloom on and on. I don’t know why I don’t have any in my garden!

    Thanks for joining in for bloom day.

    Carol, May Dreams Gardens

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