With great reluctance i approached the garden Sunday morning. No time to try to buy flowers - sometimes Fresh Market has nice ones - and the first colder nights have started killing the blooms.
So imagine my surprise - thank you, Jane! - when I found hydrangeas! seriously, hydrangeas in bloom. And, even better .... [we need a drum roll for this] the Monk's Hood is blooming. It never blooms. Don't know why i didn't dig it up years ago. This is only the second time EVER.
When i realized mid-June that i had chosen annuals for cutting that were all basically too short for a vase, i stopped paying much attention to the annuals, except to appreciate the color they added to the overall look of the garden. And, they have been great - blooming steadily the entire summer. The cold nights have finally killed most of the zinnias, but look what's left ... Globe Amaranth. I've never grown them before, never cut them, and certainly not put them in a vase. Look what I was missing!
And the roses must love these cooler nights, because they are blooming their little heads off.
There were actually lots of things to bring inside, and it made me happy that Jane had made me open my eyes and take a better look.
If you haven't visited the rest of the flowers, please hop over to Small But Charming, and visit with Jane. She often has a cup of tea ready, and sometimes a little something to eat. If not, come back here. Earl Grey's perking and i made a pumpkin souffle, so we can visit. Jane, you can come, too.