There are still a few flowers and vines blooming in my patio gardens. But many of the flowers have given up the ghost and handed the baton to another season.
They are tired of the heat and weary of the strange weather.
Fall is of course the season for mums to shine, and shine they do with their pretty yellow petals.
I just could not bear the scarcity of blooms, so I stopped and picked up five little pots of pansies.
It would be nice to also find asters and kale for fillers in places where the summer annuals have kicked the bucket.
I told myself I wasn’t going to buy a single plant except for maybe the yellow mums. But flowers are balm for my soul, so I shall probably get a few more.
In terms of vines, the morning glories are still going strong. They are winding up the tree branches and winking at everyone from among the leaves.
The hyacinth bean vine has been blooming for weeks. Now I notice the bright purple bean pod is on display. I will wait until these dry up and save them to plant next year. I have been harvesting them for quite a few years now.
The way the hyacinth bean vine and the morning glories mix together makes me smile.
What’s still hanging on in your garden today? I hope you still have some brightly colored blooms to enjoy awhile longer.
Isn’t my sage plant pretty with the purple sweet potato vine behind it?