Here we are, summer is officially over, fall is here, daylight savings time is right around the corner and yet my garden is still looking pretty good !
It helps that the first official frost date for my town isn’t until around November 1-10. Which is great because I still have a few trees and grasses I need to get into the ground this week!
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Speaking of planting…I planted this Yellow Knockout Rose last week (clearance from Lowe’s). It has the most wonderful fragrance! Did you know that the Red Knockouts don’t have a fragrance? Did you ever notice that? The yellow variety is supposed to be more compact than the red and I did notice that the yellow color fades to a whitish yellow as the blooms get older.
I planted this yellow climbing rose in April – I think it’s called Golden Showers. It seems to stay a nice yellow color even as the bloom fades. It’s still going strong.
Some of the hydrangeas are still producing blooms. You can see a newer flower next to a fading one here.
I always plant my mums after they are done blooming in their pots. These are about 6 years old.
Even the Coneflower seed heads are pretty this time of year!
This is the Limelight hydrangea I planted this year. Sort of looks like a Pee Gee Hydrangea.
This is where the bigger gnomes live 🙂 Under the floss flower otherwise know as Ageratum (I know it’s Ageratum because of Diana).
I forget what that whispy pink plant behind the teacup birdfeeder is called. In the summer it has more flowers.
Last but not least, the Camellia’s are blooming (they deserve a post all on their own I think).
I know some of you have already experienced your first frosts. In a few more weeks, we’ll be dealing with our first killing frosts and things will look a bit different!