The garden still has quite a bit blooming, but not really anything new in the last week or so. Many of the flowers are re blooming now, these are ones I've cut back once or twice and are putting on a final show. Taking the time to deadhead is definitely worth it, and I wish I would've done even more.
I am getting ready to add some more plants with fall color. This is a perfect time to see what areas are lacking, and I've been getting some great ideas from many of the garden blogs I read. I'm ready for a trip to the nursery anytime now. This year I'm trying more than just mums and asters, I'm going for some plants that have pretty colored fall foliage as well as the flowers.
Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' hasn't stopped blooming this summer. I've notice the clumps have gotten quite big and are really spreading. This is the first year I remember them not being covered in powdery mildew after their first bloom.
Knautia re blooming. I love the color. I've been letting it self seed and plan to move the babies around the garden.
Toadflax (Linaria) is also reblooming. I cut all the spent flowers off about a month ago and now these fresh purple flowers cover the plant.
Salvia 'Black and Blue' is covered in buds ready for another bigger and better round of flowers. I sure hope it will survive the winter, it's gotten really big in the last couple of weeks.
Pink 'Flower Carpet Rose'. I lost track of how many times it has bloomed this summer. Most of my other roses are either blooming or have a couple of buds showing. Roses here will bloom well into the fall.
An unknown fuchsia that was supposed to be an annual about 3 years ago. Not really a re bloomer, but it has been blooming all summer. It comes back bigger and better every year now. I moved it to it's own whiskey barrel so it has lots of space to grow.
I still haven't been able to get out in the yard this week other than to mow. The urge to get in the backyard and start moving plants around is getting stronger. I'm trying to be patient for just a little longer before I start musical plants. I'd like to have a plan at least before I start with all the digging that will be involved.
Now, join Tootsie at Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday to see lots more gardeners "flaunting their flowers."