The full moon rose as orange and round as one of these calendulas last night, although I was thinking of sunshine as I picked them and the California Poppies at the end of the day. California Poppies, Calendula, Cynoglossum, and Dill sow themselves around the garden if they can find a nice place. I sometimes take them for granted, but I’m very grateful for them.
My Shallots were flowering and I’m sure they are not supposed to, and the flowers are so cute, like little elf hats or ice cream cones. Stock and Freesia provide scent, a small Kniphofia a darker orange, and Scilla Natalensis will open its starry blue flowers over the week. Dutch Irises Autumn Princess and a dark purple one with Tulip Black Diamond and Lavenders Dentata and Sidonie provide a complementary foil.
The sun is moving around the horizon, rising earlier in the East, and our evenings are getting longer, giving me a bit more daylight for photos. Pop over to Rambling in the Garden, where Autumn is being celebrated with Dahlias and Daisies.