At this point in the season, low temps here in my part of New Hampshire have dipped to 18°F (with highs below 40°F) and there’s not much in the way of flowers left other than some annual mums around town (not mine).
But between 15 October and the ten days of November, we did have some blooms remaining. And of course, fall foliage colour.
“'What’s the autumn?' “'A second spring when every leaf’s a flower.'” — Albert Camus, Act 2 in the play "The Misunderstanding"
First, the perennial (to zone 5) mums (I don’t know their exact names, though I think the pink one might be Chrysanthemum ‘Hillside Sheffield Pink’), which are wilted now but still in flower; in October and early November they hosted so many insect species. In chronological order …
Goldenrods – not frost-killed, just finished blooming by the third week or so of October, though I saw some later varieties/individuals in places besides my garden.
Annual Vermillionaire® Large Firecracker Plant (Cuphea)
As I’ve mentioned before, this annual lasts the entire season here in my part of NH. I planted this one in June, because that’s when I first found it at the local nursery, but it could have been planted in late April or May.
Here are the rest, in chronological order:
And finally, some fall foliage that’s also cheery and colourful.
Weeping larch (tamarack)
The rest of the fall foliage, in chronological order.
Hope to see you back in the garden in May 2024!
Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. (She’s in USDA hardiness zone 6a in Indiana and I’m in zone 4b/5a in New Hampshire.)