I'm glad I didn't wait until today to take these pictures. We had quite the storm last night complete with thunder, lightening, wind, rain and enough hail to make it look like it had snowed. It was all enough to knock every last leaf from many of the trees and really beat up the remaining flowers.
Fuchsia magellanica is absolutely covered in flowers and buds still. This and the rest of my hardy fuchsias will probably bloom for another month. Last year they bloomed until the first big snow.
My pretty hanging Fuchsia that has been blooming since May. I admit I only fertilized it a couple of times and yet it's still blooming. I moved it from the front porch a month ago and just hung it in the side yard where I forgot about it until these flowers caught my eye.
Abelias are full of flowers. I have several different types throughout the front yard. They stay semi-evergreen in the winter and will bloom for awhile still.
Rose 'Kimberlina' has a quite a few new buds. Most of the roses seem to be about finished, although I was surprised to see that it looks like 'Abraham Darby' might bloom again. I was watching a local gardening show with Ciscoe Morris and he explained that all the rose hips need to be pruned from the roses now. I was planning to leave them for winter interest, and can't seem to find any information as to why they should be removed before winter other than removing ones with blackspot.
Flower Carpet Rose got beat up by the rain and wind but there are quite a few buds that are still wanting to open.
Now I hope you'll visit Tootsie Time who hosts Fertilizer Friday each week to see what's blooming around the rest of the world indoors and outdoors.