Abelia 'Edward Goucher' and my other Abelias are covered in flowers. This is a semi-evergreen shrub here. The foliage of 'Francis Mason' is more of a gold/green color.
Hardy Fuchsia 'Pat's Dream' is still fairly small, it should get to 3 feet tall and wide. It makes up for it's size with continually blooming flowers.
Lady's Mantle (Alchemilla mollis) decided to bloom again. I don't think I've ever seen it bloom in October.
Rose 'Gertrude Jekyll' is still blooming as is 'Iceberg', 'Honey Perfume', 'Julia Child' and the pink Flower Carpet Rose.
Penstemon 'Red Rocks' is re blooming after I cut it back. This picture and the next were taken a day earlier before the rain really came in.
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So glad you braved the rain to capture these beauties...I love water droplets on flowers!!! Hope the camera survived!ReplyDelete
Still lots blooming even if it is being rearranged by wind and rain. I use to have some Nicotiana, it was so pretty wonder what happened to it. Guess it didn't reseed.ReplyDelete
Nice stormy weather huh?
Just gorgeous! Your anemones look super good. That red valerian is still so wonderful.ReplyDelete
I love your Japanese anemones.ReplyDelete
Wow Catherine, that red rocks penstemon shot almost burned right through my eyeballs! What a vision! You are brave with the umbrella and camera. I once did the same and the 720 would not close up again, thought I had ruined it. It dried and closed later in the day, but that was the end of rain shots for me. :-)ReplyDelete
What beauties you captured. I think my favorite is the Japanese anemones. They just made me smile.ReplyDelete
You still have tons of color!ReplyDelete
That fucshia blows me away every time you show it - it's just beautiful!!
they are all just so pretty...even with the water on them! I hope you have a nice long growing season there friend...I'm living vicariously through you guys now!!! lolReplyDelete
Hi Catherine, so, so beautiful pictures from your garden, delightful!!! Love being under the rain with or without umbrella!!ReplyDelete
I live in the very south pacific ocean, in Chile and now we are in springtime here... love spring in my garden..
LOL! What a trooper and dedication. I'm envious you still have such gorgeous blooms!ReplyDelete
I am so glad you braved the rain to take such beautiful photos. I especially love your Abelia, Fuschia & Penstemon.
Even in this rainy yuck,ReplyDelete
your yard is gorgeous.
I am wondering if we'll have these nice blooms in November here in the NW! Nicotiana has such dramatic color, almost like red wine.ReplyDelete
How wonderful to see things blooming this time of year. Here in southern Nova Scotia, I did have some gernaniums and a coneflower still blooming for me --- but Mr Frost got them last night. Alas, I must now wait until next spring!ReplyDelete
Catherine - what beauties today! It has been so long since I had Lady's Mantle; I had forgotten that drops of water look like diamonds on these plants. You have such an amazing yard.ReplyDelete
Catherine your blooms are still so pretty - especially in the rain. I am dying for the Hardy Fuscia - Pats Dream. OOOHHH so beautiful. Everything is awesome. I am drooling.ReplyDelete
I think the rain adds a bit of magic to the lovely flowers.ReplyDelete
Fuchsia this time of year ? I have to check your temps. You have some knock out flowers. My penstemon are late spring,early summer...maybe I should go check.ReplyDelete
Aah...roses my new love...gotta have them.
All these blooms are just gorgeous Catherine. Love that fuchsia as well as the nicotiana.ReplyDelete
Is it just me or do the centers of the Nicotiana look like tiny Jack O Lanterns? Me? Ok, I thought so.LOLReplyDelete
This has been and interesting year in the Northwest hasn't it. I have oriental poppies blooming with the red sumac leaves. Weird. Fun. But weird.
It is so nice to see blooms when all of my garden is dead and we have had hard frosts and even snow already....ReplyDelete
It looks great even when it's wet! You painted a very fun picture with a pint sized umbrella and little person crocs!ReplyDelete
The photos were even better in the rain. I could feel how happy all the plants were getting wet. I bet you looked cute with that tiny umbrella.ReplyDelete
You must have looked so cute with the crocs and the umbrella. I love the pics of the fushia. The hot pink really stands out against the dark rainy day.ReplyDelete
Lovely blooms for October! The anemones are my favorites, I think. I want to get some more of them.ReplyDelete
I want to catch that drop of rain water that is about to fall off the rose.ReplyDelete
Catherine, Even the rain can't dampen the flowers in your garden. Love the Red Rocks penstemon...I've given it a try this year and it keeps on blooming. How does it do with winter rain? Honorine J is beautiful...Must add her to the list;)ReplyDelete
Fuchsia 'Pat's Dream' flowers are breathtaking.
I think I should visit your blog, and quietly leave since am running out of adjectives.
Nice post dear.......keep it up :)ReplyDelete
Wonderful flowers in your garden today, Catherine. The Abelias and Penstemons are so exquisitely bright and cheery.ReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers! I love the bright rose color of the Penstemons and I think I always say this, but it bears repeating: the Red Valerian is wonderful and I've got to try that wine-colored tobacco. Beautiful shot of the fuschia. You always post such good pictures and it's a delight to see them.ReplyDelete
They all actually look like happy flowers and the water brings out their color :)ReplyDelete
Your garden and photos never cease to amaze me. The fuchsia are brilliant.ReplyDelete