It's hard to believe that this time next week it will be officially Fall. The garden is still full of flowers and not quite ready for fall cleanup, but I know that job isn't too far off. That's one job that I never really look forward to. I'm always left trying to decide if I should yank all the annuals out and cut back all the perennials at the same time, or do them one by one as they officially die or are killed off by the frost. It's so much easier to do it all at once, and yet I hate cutting anything with any flowers left on them.
All the Dahlias are still blooming.
The only white Dahlia that I don't remember planting, I only remember planting pink or maroon ones.
Can you see all the Sunflowers planted by the birds? They are all different sizes, and many more that don't show in this picture. Cosmos 'Bright Lights' is blooming behind them.
Another volunteer Sunflower, the flowers look like the 'Mammoth' ones I planted.
Rose bud of 'Abraham Darby' with Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber) growing around it. I like to plant my roses mixed in with my perennials.
The unknown pink rose continues to bloom.
Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll', I just love this rose and can't wait until it gets bigger and taller.
Rose 'Honey Perfume' covered in dew early in the morning. I was walking the Littlest Gardener to preschool (her second day of it!) and had the camera to take pictures of her. I thought the rose in the morning lighting was so pretty.
This is the exact same rose about six hours later. I was happy to see quite a few more buds on this bush.
Now I hope you'll visit Tootsie at Tootsie Time to join in or see all the other gardeners "flaunting their flowers."