It is definitely autumn. Plants are preparing for their time of dormancy. The majority of my plants have passed their bloom times, so it was with some trepidation that I entered the garden to find photo ops for today's Bloom Day. I was pleasantly surprised with what I found. There is still color out there. And those plants would be affronted if I said there was nothing to photograph because they're doing their darndest to be pleasing to the eye.
The Autumn Joy sedum is in this location for the first time this year. It was a seedling from one of the plants in the front bed.
The striped phlox continues to bloom inside its protective cage (ground hog's favorite plant).
The expanse of Autumn Joy in the front bed is muted by the morning sun. I'm really pleased by this bed: liriope, sedum, lavender, Russian sage (not visible), butterfly bushes and hydrangeas.
A special thank you to my friend, Sherrilynn at Bluebird Nursery for sending me the striped phlox and the hibiscus as trial plants this year. I hope they survive the winter and give me blooms in the future.