yes, there are still blooms

dahlia ‘Cheyenne’

Dahlias can always be counted upon to provide splashes of color and mixed bouquets right up until the first hard frost. This one is ‘Cheyenne’, purchased from Janet at her spring sale.

spidery dahlia

I’m crazy about this one, also from Janet, but unnamed. Color, form: everything about it pleases.

‘Buffalo Gals’

By this time, I am looking for fat red hips on the ‘Buffalo Gals’, but found this instead.

Anemone ‘Honorine de Jobert’

Anemone ‘Honorine de Jobert’ has been going strong for a couple of months.

grasses with echinops

As the grasses begin to tassle up, they combine nicely with the seedheads of the fading Echinops


Love the fuzzy little flowering spires on the Oreostachys

white aster

The only aster in my garden looks like a bridal bouquet.

hemerocallis buds

The Hemerocallis ‘Still Life’ is racing with the weather. I’m pulling for these buds to open before we get slammed with the nasty stuff.


I’ll close with grasses catching the light against a dark background. This image speaks fall to me. Other gardens beckon. Go to May Dreams Gardens to gain access to a world (literally) of blooms.

8 Responses to “yes, there are still blooms”

  1. Wendy Says:

    You have all kinds of things going on! I have a new echinops this year – was not happy with what it did. Yours looks like it put on a nice show.

  2. Grace Says:

    Hi Ricki, I have that white aster too and it’s a gem isn’t it? How nice that you’ve got buds on a daylily this time of year. :)

  3. Rose Says:

    A very appropriate title, Ricki! At this time of year I appreciate every bloom I can find. Beautiful dahlias–I wish I had your touch with them. I, too, have some buds on daylilies; I have my fingers crossed they will all have a chance to bloom yet.

  4. lostlandscape (James) Says:

    The dahlia seems to be tuned in to the colors of the seasons coming up–perfect warm colors for the cooler seasons ahead.

  5. ricki Says:

    Wendy~Echinops takes a while to establish, but then look out.

    Grace~Have you a name to put with our mutual aster?

    Rose~Welcome! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Next, I will stop by your blog.

    James~Well said!

  6. Nigel Tavakoli Says:

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  7. Lorna Dalba Says:

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  8. Newton Brasuell Says:

    it’s so useful for me.thanks for your points- tn.

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