This will be my last Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day until next May, when we will again have blooms! Click any of the photos to see a larger version.

Again this month I’m organising by colour.


Yarrow, wild aster, and white lobelia.


Asters, phlox, Pee Gee hydrangea, gazania (annual), comfrey, zinnia (annual), ‘Curtain Call’ Japanese anemone, ‘Turkish Delight’ sedum, ‘ ‘Autumn Fire’ sedum, ‘Hot Lips’ Chelone lyonii (turtlehead).


Asters, autumn crocus (first Colchicum autumnale and then Crocus sativus, with actual saffron), late phlox, borage, ‘Rozanne’ geranium, lavender in rain, ‘Ellen’s Blue’ buddleia.


Almost all are annuals, except the first and last. ‘Painter’s Palette’ Persicaria virginiana, annual mums, Color Blaze Royale Pineapple Brandy coleus, gazania, Vermillionaire large firecracker plant (Cuphea hybrid), zinnia, impatiens , and cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis).


All annuals: zinnia, jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), gazania, and ‘Copper Sunset’ nasturtium


Hawkweed, tansy, last woodland sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus), sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale), annual sunflower, goldenrods (possibly wrinkleleaf and tall), Kirengeshoma palmata (yellow wax bells), and evening primrose.


Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis), aspen (Populus tremuloides) leaf, ‘Loyalist’ hosta, Stained Glassworks Crowned Jewel coleus, tulip poplar tree (Liriodendron tulipifera), ‘Halcyon’ hosta, pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia), and once again the Color Blaze Royale Pineapple Brandy coleus.


Rudely awakened newt (?), white-throated sparrow, katydid, song sparrow, monarch butterfly on ‘Bluebird’ aster, hoverfly, tarnished plant bug (Lygus lineolaris) on sunflower, slug, striped sweat bee (Agapostemon spp) on ‘Bluebird’ aster, green stink bug nymph, two bears, milkweed tussock moth caterpillars on milkweed, American Lady butterfly (Vanessa virginiensis) on ‘Ellen’s Blue’ buddleia, bumblebee on ‘Bluebird’ aster.


Finally, some landscape views with fall colour.

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens.

Hope to see you next year!


  1. Your rainbow of October flowers is lovely! I just wanted to share that I believe your little “rudely awakened newt (?)” is an Eastern Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus). They are rather inconspicuous and rarely seen. My first encounter with these wiry little guys was at our cabin when one wriggled out of a collection of birchbark onto my hand, quite to my surprise. I’m afraid that I overreacted and flung him several feet. After a brief moment of stillness, he scampered away. Thanks for sharing your observations.

      1. I moved it to a comparable spot away from where I was working and when I checked later didn’t see it.

  2. Wow, an abundance of beautiful blooms in your garden this October – everything is going out with a final spectacular ‘hoorah’. I guess it helps to make up for a long season without flowers. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Wow, you still have so many beautiful blooms in your gardens. Love seeing all of your color. Here in Western Kentucky, we are expecting frost and a freeze for the next three nights. We have been busy moving potted plants into our shop for the winter. It’s down to 36 degrees already tonight. I sure won’t have any blooms to show in November. I do enjoy the season though.

    1. Thank you! We’re forecast to hit 32F tonight, tomorrow, night, and Thursday night, so it’s possible we could get a heavy frost. But the ground hasn’t frozen, which means the rest of the garlic can still go in this week 🙂 The perennial mums are in bud; I’m hoping they’ll put on a good show soon, but like you, I can’t imagine anything will be blooming in November. Nice for the gardens and us to have some rest.

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