During the week the sun is just rising when I leave for work and starting to set when I get home. What it all adds up to is not much in the way of photo ops means not much in the way of blog fodder. Needless to say, it's been a snoozefest around here.
Weather has been instrumental in the demise of the garden this fall What plants weren't taken out by the hard freeze on October 12th or blown away by Hurricane Sandy on October 29th were no match for the five or six inches of wet snow last Wednesday. Despite the setbacks though, I was determined to find something in bloom for Bloom Day this month and I was marginally successful. In the spirit of full disclosure, I did take these pictures on Sunday afternoon but nothing much has changed since then. I swear it hasn't.
Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting this somewhat monthly event.
|Calibrachoas in general did not wow me this year but take a look at this one. Usually I keep all the plant tags tucked in the pot but for some reason I don't have this one. Keep an eye out for it next year.|
|OK so I cheated a bit and have been keeping this Brugmansia in the garage. Soon I'll be hacking it back and tossing it in a basement closet for the winter but not as long as it's pushing out flowers like this.|
|Allium thunbergii 'Ozawa'-an understated plant but invaluable for late season color.|
|Grasses count, right? This is Miscanthus 'Sarabande'|
|A bit of a stretch maybe but I still see a few flowers on this mum|
|Berries on Viburnum dilatatum 'Cardinal Candy'|
Happy Bloom Day!