Dahlias are still hanging on and blooming. I love the dark colored foliage on this one. Calibrachoa is still blooming and looks nice and colorful.
There are still lots of pretty blue Hydrangea 'Nikko Blue' flowers. Many have faded, but there are quite a few that still look this fresh.
Geranium 'Rozanne' the flower that never wants to stop is still going very strong.
Hardy fuchsia 'Pat's Dream' is just covered with flowers. The hardy fuchsia by the pond is also blooming well. These will bloom until the first hard freeze.
Erysismum 'Apricot Twist', which according to the tag only blooms until March, hasn't quit blooming.
This Swiss Chard has been here since May. We just keep cutting off the older leaves and new ones just keep on coming.
I've never had a Nasturtiums blooming this late. There is Kale and beets growing to the left.
Our lone pumpkin is still on the vine. The girls wouldn't let me to cut it off, they want to see what happens.
Aster lateriflorus 'Prince' was new at the end of summer. Tons of little flowers are blooming.
Rose 'Lady Emma Hamilton' keeps putting out buds, they don't seem to like the frosty cold weather and don't open much further than this.
Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow' is covered in heavy dew here. This will be evergreen all winter.
Daphne transatlantica 'Summer Ice' has many, many fragrant flowers. This will bloom almost year round. I was worried it was dying toward the end of summer, one whole branch died back. I added some compost around the roots and gave it extra water, it seems to have bounced right back now.
We also still have lots of apples on the apple tree. I recently picked some and made the most delicious apple pie. Click here to find the recipe. It was amazing! (I did cheat and used the premade crust that you just unroll into a pie pan, but I did still cut it and make a lattice top.)
Hope there are still some plants holding on and adding some life to your garden!All words and photos in this post are property of A Gardener in Progress.