Blooming in the Garden ~ Mid-October

If you are a gardener 

you know that your garden is constantly changing.

From budding out in spring 

to full on color in summer

to dying out in fall,

it is always changing.

Last week we had a killing freeze here in Ohio.

I picked all my tomatoes and peppers pre-frost 

but left the flowers to fend for themselves.

Let's see what's blooming...

No surprise there's a fall mum in flower.

This is a surprise...the "annual" rum punch coreopsis has turned from summer shades of pinky-orange 

to a deep pinky-red...and is still alive after a hard freeze!

The hydrangea by the walk way is still putting on a show!


As is this lavender on the other side of the walk way.

The toad lilies are finally blooming though no one has been in the garden to appreciate them.

Remember this secret garden photo from last spring?

Here's the same angle from yesterday.

The leaves are falling and there's not much color in the garden beyond the branches.

From tiny starts to full grown plants, the impatiens by the house are hanging on 

as they are shielded from frost by the overhanging tree.

For now....

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  1. Wow. Great blooms, still.


  2. Hi, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from Tuesday Greens.

    Glad you're still getting such pretty flowers. I love the change in seasons, don't you? Even if it means some things die off.

    Anyway, it’s nice to “meet” you! Hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

  3. Still some color in 'them der hills' ~ it is not winter yet ~ Great photos ~ ( A Creative Harbor)

  4. I came visiting from Outdoor Wednesday. I love the four seasons. These flowers you posted are the reason why they produced fall colors. Neat post!
    Joyce M

  5. Beautiful photos with great coloring

  6. Your toad lilies are so interesting. Looks like there still is quite a bit blooming - enjoy the colors of Autumn.



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