This will probably be the last Bloom Day for 2013. I enjoy autumn and its tranquility but it also means we're heading into winter, with which I have a difficult time each year. In any case, though this month's blooms are not very showy, their subtlety forces me to take a closer look and take note of the details of the garden. There's something to be said for slowing down.
|Mums and Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'|
|More Aster 'October Skies' with a mum in the middle|
|Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke'|
As I mentioned in my last post, my allée has recently experienced quite a transformation. Many of the plants are immature but there are still a couple of things in bloom.
|Geranium 'Rozanne' and Coreopsis 'Moonbeam'|
Here is where I will finally show you my great shame - my utterly mismatched annuals against some perennials. Sure, the marigolds are about the only thing still in bloom in the back, but look at what they're next to:
|Marigolds and Sedum 'Autumn Joy'|
|Sedum 'Autumn Joy', spiderwort|
|Anemone 'Queen Charlotte'|
This gal needs a more prominent spot. She's flopping over from the weight of some echinacea and hidden in the back of the flower bed. I'll have to move her next year.
That's it for 2013, I assume! I'm glad I took the time to document different stages of the garden this year. It'll be nice to look back on during the dreary days of winter. Thanks to May Dreams for hosting another Bloom Day.