The weather indulges us in October, no snow and much rains, and hardy garden plants continue growing and blossoming.
Amazing Tagetes are about 60-70 cm high and branchy like bushes. Their inflorescence are large and bright.
Another amazing plant of this season is Impatiens 'Camellia Flovered'. I had sown it very late, in June, but Impatiens had grown rapidly and bloomed at the end of September. Now in the middle of October 'Camellia Flovered' blooms pretty red flowers.
Not only annual dahlias are in full flower the New England asters please me near the garden gates. I forget them all the seasons till October when asters are in bloom.
Annuals dahlias continue blooming for second month, there are a lot of buds and flowers on them. I gather faded buds so I'd had seeds for the next year. And I also want to try to keep the annual dahlia tubers for overwinter. Do you have any experience with annual dahlia tubers?
Only 2 roses are in flower in spite of cool nights of + 5 C. The rose 'Red carpet' bred in Finland, is very unpretentious and hardy. Another rose 'Golden showers' blooms like mad, nonstop, new buds replace faded ones. Perhaps I should cut its flowers and put in a vase in the city.
As always Parthenocissus quinquefolia or Virginia creeper reddens in the beginning of October, as if saying: 'Autumn has come, it is time to prepare for winter'. Dark smaller berries hang from the pergola and remind me warm days in Italy and grapes hanging over my head.
Although the grass is still green and it should be mowed at least one time per week but the nature changes: thick, dark and heavy clouds often appear. Perhaps the light white clouds flew away to the south, with flocks of geese, swans and ducks :).
The other day I was sitting on the porch with a camera in my hand to take photos of flocks fly away and drew attention to the shape of the dark cloud. The cloud settled low and the sun was already low. The sun's rays passing along the bright edge illuminated the cloud and went skyward.
Pond was quiet, water lilies already faded and only their leaves are still floating. Blue sky and white clouds reflected in the pond water.
Happy Garden Blog Bloom Day, fellows gardeners!