This little Nasturtium tucked into a sheltered corner is a lone survivor of the frost.
I covered a few of the smaller gardens close to the house with sheets, and some of the plants are still struggling along, although damaged by the 2 hard frosts we've had, in spite of the covering.
Snapdragons will survive the frosts for a while, and a few of the marigolds are hanging on.
Here's the Lemon Gem Marigold.
Petunias, Vebena and Alyssum in the Rose/Clematis garden are still looking pretty, with the burgundy Heuchera on the right. The white Alyssum (Sweet Alice) sewed itself profusely and had to be thinned ruthlessly a couple of times.
The window boxes and containers were put under cover in the garage and on the side porch during the 2 nights of hard frost. We won't bother putting them back in place because it's time for me to take out the Ivy Geraniums for overwintering. I'll plant the vinca in the vegetable garden and dig it up to use again in the spring.
That's 'Butterfly' Ivy Geranium still looking lovely in the hanging basket.
This gorgeous purple Calibrachoa (Million Bells) has bloomed continuously all summer.
I'll gradually empty the containers and save a few plants from them too.
There's still some color on the front porch too. This photo was taken on October 2nd before the leaves in the hedgerow had changed color, but these containers are still looking good.
Vancouver Centennial Geranium, in the containter on the left, pairs very nicely with Calibrachoa Colorburst Terracotta.
Here's a pretty lilac Calibrachoa.
On the other side of that container is another pretty Osteospermum. This one is Nasinga Purple Improved.
A few potted plants on the front porch.....
Babywing Begonia has been such a beautiful plant. It grows very easily from cuttings.
The Cyclamen I bought last winter has rebloomed nicely.
Tuberous Begonia...always beautiful.
Here's what the Pink Garden looks like today...there's still plenty of Alyssum, some snapdragons, and Pink Morn Petunias, with Gloriosa Daisies against the shed. There are still a few blooms on the Obedient Plant at the other end, but they're hard to see in this photo.
Pink Morn Petunias with purple Snapdragons behind.
The climbing rose, Social Climber, has a couple of buds.
And so does the Weigela.
And a wasp on the Cerise Queen Achillea (Yarrow).
Another busy bee on the few remaining Aster flowers.
There's still a Rudbeckia Triloba (Black-eyed Susan) here and there.