As the days get shorter I enjoy the flowers more and more, remembering the cold winds and snow of winter. Each day with the flowers is precious. I had never grown sedum before but after some of you bloggers talking about it, I planted this plant last year. This year it's been beautiful, and always has some kind of visitors, bees, wasps, butterflies.
I built this arch this summer to hold a climbing rose, it's a little spindly, hope it lasts a while.
This little center garden has been really fun this year. The white petunias that you see were volunteers, and I thought that big stuff was some hollyhocks that had planted themselves there. Now I'm thinking they aren't hollyhocks but some kind of squash!
Ferns are growing in some of the shadier spots.
This new little butterfly bush has kept me watching it all summer. I couldn't wait to see what it was going to look like, it didn't disappoint.
And the zinnias are outdoing themselves in my little cutting garden. The sunflower
is the only one this year, it came up by itself - maybe it will leave a
few seeds to start some more. I planted hollyhocks in that corner
where it is, the seeds were given to me by a friend.