There are flowers still amongst the growing number of brown seedheads. Salvia and Chrysanthemums are still covered in blooms. A few Penstemons, a few Roses, and the last of the standard Dahlias are sprinkled around. Fuschias have flowered all through the summer and are still making new buds as well as fresh green leaves. The Hydrangeas are finishing gracefully in shades of purple, brown and turquoise.
Guessing correctly that it would be dark by the time I came home tonight (not an amazing guess since the sun is down before 6 these days) I photographed my flowers this morning before driving back. My vase is the benchtop compost bin which was just the right size.
The varieties are mostly unknown, other than the rose ‘Strawberry Hill’ , Narcissus ‘Grand Monarch’, Penstemon ‘Alice Hindley’, Salvias leucantha and ‘Indigo Spires’, and the pink blossoms of Salvia involucrata ‘Boutin’, also known as ‘Roseleaf Sage’. This is one of my favourite Salvias, and I read here that it is a water-loving Salvia which explains why it is so large and bushy on the lower side of the driveway.
Head over to Rambling in the Garden where every Monday Cathy hosts a collection of vases from around the world.