Carol at May Dreams Gardens hosts a monthly Bloom Day. On the 15th of each month, garden bloggers post comments. The comments link to pictures of gardens posted on their blogs. It's a great way to see what's blooming in gardens around the world.
This is my first ever post for Bloom Day.
Since we have not had a killing frost here, annuals as well as fall perennials are blooming. The past weeks have been cool and sunny. Perfect fall weather.
As I worked on fall garden cleanup, I was surprised at the number of blooms I found. But, I know it won’t be long until we’re raking leaves. First frost in zone 6 is usually between the 15th and the end of October.
I've posted some pictures of my blooms.
Marigold ‘Safari Yellow’ & Petunia ‘Rose Madness’
Aster Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome’ - A dark, spectacular aster prone to a little mildew. This plant was "pinched back" effectively by some critters this year..
Coleus - may be ‘Solar Sunrise’ or ‘Atlas’
Coleus 'Pele' - I know it's not really a bloom but the colors are great!
Pink impatiens ‘Super Elfin Lipstick’ and Bloodleaf. A re-seeded impatiens 'Bright Orange' pokes out of the right side in the picture.
This is the same area last year with an orange theme.
Zinnia 'Painted Daisy' - in need of dead heading.
Cleome - sometimes called Spider plant. My grandmother called them 'Lectric Light Plants because they reminded her of a chandelier..
Another yellow mum volunteer
Garden Phlox ‘David’
Zinnia 'State Fair'
Nicotiana ‘Fragrant Cloud’
Hardy Geranium ‘Splish Splash’
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
Japanese Anemone pink and white
Wow! That's quite a lot.