October 15, 2009. In honor of Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day and in spite of light frost, some flowers remain defiant to the cold.
Of course there are mums – it would hardly be October in New England without mums. These red ladies returned from last year – taller, wider, and more showy than before. Next to the mums, some Alpine strawberries still offer an occasional bite-size berry.
This morning glory opened earlier in the week and shines even bluer than its predecessors – it’s color mimicking the temperature of the air.
One bearded iris decided to shoot up a final flower stalk before cold really sets in. A special treat for me … iris are my absolute favorite flower. The first photo shows it on October 12 … the next shots show it more open last night. A stunningly beautiful way to say so long … see you in the spring.
Happy Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day. Visit May Dreams Gardens – where Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day began. There you can catch links to bloggers’ blossoms everywhere.