The days are not quite so hot, and the nights are definitely getting cooler, so the garden is winding down. The torenias will continue to bloom well into October, but they are starting to look a little leggy. The silver pot on the porch below is the amaryllis that rebloomed last winter. Click on Reblooming Amaryllis to see that post.
I was delighted that my heirloom tomato plant gave me at least a couple of small tomatoes before giving up.
The little pink strawflowers finally bloomed, just one flower per plant, next to the basil that is still going good. I’ll pick all those basil leaves and freeze them for use all winter. That is after I enjoy some fresh ones with the heirloom tomatoes and some mozzarella cheese.
The marigolds have kept the bugs off those little tomatoes, but they are just about done too.
Here are the last few geranium blooms.
Impatiens are still going, but the cooler nights will soon take care of them.
These little petunias have bloomed all summer, but the plants stayed small.
The variegated coleus finally got tall, and the begonias filled out a bit. They will last a while longer too.
Yellow torenias still spill over their planter.
Lovely cool mornings, with a cup of hot coffee, quietly beginning the day in the rocking chair looking at the late summer view.
Looks like this photo I took last year, the clouds were prettier than the plain sky this morning.
Care to sit a spell? Is your garden still going?