Well, folks. It's that time of year. . . We're getting near the end of gardening season, and my garden is looking Very Tired. Here's a view of a portion of my back border, as seen from my patio door:
I see a whole lotta brown out there in the foliage. Some plants are dying back and preparing for the winter. Other plants are screaming out for some pruning and cutting back. It's time for me to assess and make plans for next year, plant some bulbs (but not until it gets closer to a freeze), and button it all up for winter.
But not quite yet!
Because some of my very favorite plants are (finally) making their blooming appearance in my garden -- and the bees and butterflies are going mad with joy.
I had planned to share my three favorite fall flowering plants in the garden, but I just couldn't limit it to three. So today for Three on Thursday, you get Five on Thursday!
Hit it . . .
Sweet autumn clematis
So many kinds of sedum
There are so many wonderful things blooming in my garden right now! (And I didn't even include the hydrangeas.) (Maybe next week?) I love having flowers in bloom from the start of the growing season . . . right through to the bitter end!
What's your favorite fall bloom?
Be sure to check out all the other Three on Thursday posts over at Carole's today. (And while you're there, be sure to tell Carole CONGRATULATIONS!)