Blooming behind it is Eveline....
The other two were planted in the Driveway Garden in the front yard.
This is Orion
I overwintered it last year, and it has grown into a nice big plant. I think I'll try striking a few cuttings for next year and see how that works.
Pretty as a picture!
There's a wild Goldenrod hiding in this patch. I let it flaunt it's lovely yellow plume for just a little while, but now that it's done I'll pull it out.
The bees love those pink blossoms! Click to enlarge if you'd like a closer look at the bee.
On the north side of the house the Gloriosa Daisies made a colorful splash, and are actually still looking pretty good. The cosmos also provided long-lasting color until the frost finished it off.
It's such a carefree flower...
....and easy to move around.
I've absolutely loved the Japanese Anemones, and will be happy when they multiply so that I can move some to other locations.
Dance ballerina, dance!
This is the thought that comes to mind when I see their delicate stems and blossoms swaying gently in a breeze.
Wild Blue Yonder had some beautiful late bloolms
She was very photogenic :)
And the lovely Queen Elizabeth
Some of the Gloriosas are still undamaged by the frost, and the pink you see beyond it is Cerise Queen Yarrow, which withstands frost as well.
There's Miss Jasmine enjoying the late afternoon sunshine again.
A few of the Gloriosas in this clump are doubles. I never know what I'm going to get....they're full of happy surprises.
Petunias stand up to frost well too.
I did remember that I wanted to post a comparison photo of the Lemon Gem Marigold and the regular Marigolds. As you can see, the leaves are fine, and rather lacy, and the flower is small and single. For a better look at the flowers see my last Bloom Day post.
I love the colors and shapes of Nasturtiums...both leaves and flowers.
Sedum Neon...lovely while it lasted, and a real bee magnet.
Rudbeckia triloba is a relative to the Gloriosas...both are also known as Black-eyed Susans.
Down in the fence garden a few zinnias bloomed among more Gloriosas...
Around the corner of the same garden the bright rose pink Petunias made a colorful show, and there are lots of crab apples on the tree.
The Butterfly Bush had a nice mixture of new and old blooms.
Our Gladioli in the vegetable garden didn't germinate well this year. Of those that finally came, only 2 bloomed.
Finally, here's a shot of Park Princess taken on October 5th, before the hard frosts. I covered it and the surrounding flowers with a sheet, but that wasn't enough to keep her flowers from being damaged.