Although we haven't yet had that true "killing" frost and no snow and ice as in many parts of the country, we have had several lighter frosts and many nights when temperatures have dipped into the the low 30s F. That has put all the tender perennials to sleep and has bitten back others and put a real damper on any hopes of blooms for the rest of the year.
Still, a few hardy plants persevere.
The various lantanas still send out a few blooms which are nourishment for our winter visiting butterflies.
The 'Dallas Red' lantana has been a particular winner this year.
'Belinda's Dream' is always a prolific bloomer.
But that's about it. The garden really does need some more color for the season and maybe I will bestir myself to visit the garden center to obtain some this week. Meantime, thank you for visiting my late autumn garden and happy Bloom Day!