Monday, October 25, 2010

the last of the flowers

During our weekend garden work I found a bunch of pleasant surprises. The biggest was a hosta that was still flowering. Right in the middle of the hosta, fast turning gold, was this little gem. The anemone seems to be saying that summer's not over.


We cut these day lilies down over a month ago. Maybe I should cut them back earlier next year to see if more get a second bloom.



This candy corn flower is still going strong in the back yard. It sits right at the edge of the shade line.
These impatiens are facing north under our dappled willow. All summer long they seemed to barely hang on. In the last couple of weeks these guys took off.



8 comments:

Rene said...

Hello Jim, The nice flowers seem to be saying goodbye. Best wishes for many blooms next spring. Stay healthy my friends.

gardeningasylum said...

My oh my - I never would have guessed a hosta would be flowering now! It's nice to have some flowers still going as the season winds down...

FlowerLady said...

What pleasant surprises in your gardens. I love that candy corn flower.

FlowerLady

Barbara said...

How wonderful that you got a last hurrah from your impatiens. Just a tiny frost killed mine all off at once.

Floridagirl said...

I hear ya with those impatiens. Mine struggled all summer and are now taking off beautifully. : ) Don't you love surprises in the garden? I think I'd faint if I found a daylily in bloom out there right now.

The Idiot Gardener said...

Good stuff, Jim. Strike one last blow for summertime!

Scilla said...

Hello!
Nice blog! It's great to find blogs on the other side of the world - thanks to Blotanist!

Regards from Sweden,
Stina

auxplaisirsdujardin-ellada said...

It's so nice to see that you have such beautiful flowers.