It's the 15th of October, which means that today is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. Hosted by an Indiana blogger, May Dream Gardens, gardeners from all over the world gather to show the world what is blooming in their yards or on their windowsills.
This year, we have had a warm fall this year, with above average temperatures. We missed the horrific rains that caused massive flooding in South Carolina.
But change is just three or so days away here in my zone 5b garden near Binghamton, New York.
By the weekend. what you see in these pictures will be withered and brown. These are the last of my flowers. Most of my blooms are already brown or bursting into seedpods (like my blackberry lily).
The October garden speaks to me and says "Seize the flowered day, for the gardening season of the North is fleeting, and winter is just around the corner. The low clouds of November are upon us."
But for today, let's enjoy some peeks of sun....
My precious red dahlia, given to me many years ago by a friend no longer with us.
Blurry begonias. I got this hanging basket on clearance from an Aldi supermarket (dying) and it did so well for me after some Tender Loving Care.
purchased in Chapel Hill, North Carolina this past March. This is our hope for the future. A hope it will survive our harsh winters and bloom. Visit me again next spring and see!
If you visit May Dream Garden's website, you can visit gardens from all over the world. You owe yourself a moment to stop and look.
If you have flowers in your house or yard - what's blooming for you today?