What happened to summer?
That's what everyone is saying this morning here in the Binghamton, New York area. Friday, it didn't even get out of the 50's F (15 Celsius).
But thankfully, we did not have a frost, unlike some other parts of upstate New York. In fact, I woke up to a temperature of 50 F (10 Celsius) and it was such a relief.
That allows me to go out and enjoy my outdoor garden, knowing it is safe from frost for at least a few more days. I hope.
Right now, these are blooming in my garden.
Yellow dahlia. (My first year growing this, and I already forgot the name of the variety. Its lovely foliage is tinged with purple).
Red and orange geraniums, side by side.
This year, we have a mum that overwintered and is blooming! This picture was years in the making. Hardy mums are becoming more popular in our upstate New York area, and one local nursery that sells these does not charge that much more than for the greenhouse varieties that never survive our zone 5b winters. So, we bought two more this year, from Sticks and Stones Gardens.
And, for one last pink flower, sedum. It's coloring up nicely.
It won't be long until these plants are covered in snow, while the ice cold air whips around them while they sleep. The cold start to today was only a sneak preview of what is to come.
Thank you again, May Dream Gardens, for hosting this monthly 15th of the month Garden Bloggers Bloom Day meme. If you like flowers, come join us and see what is blooming all over the world.
Anything blooming in your house or yard?