And the flowers are loving it (well, at least after I pull the wet leaves off them).
And it's still in bud--a little spider is using one as home base.
The Rosa moyesii is looking a little tattered, but it's still blooming alongside some Salvia guaranitica.
The red of the petals is much deeper in the fall, almost crimson, especially against the gold chrysanthemums:
My white shrub rose is also still going strong (and providing food for yet another bug):
This Stokes aster (Stokesia laevis) would probably not be in bloom this time of year, but I just bought it at Lowe's plant clearance, so it's proving a nice addition to the otherwise mum-dominated white garden.
A low-growing white begonia is spreading nicely--I pulled this out of an on-sale hanging basket in summer 2007, and it came back beautifully.
In other parts of the garden, blues dominate. The Angelonia and the Mexican Heather are still going strong--I hope that if the winter remains mild, the Mexican heather might even overwinter.
The heliotrope is loving the cooler weather--this one is nestled in with some thyme and a yellow pansy.
I've never grown gentian before (another fall sale at Lowe's)--the blossoms close at night and open again in the sun. I think it's a cool weather plant--it will be interesting to see what it does next summer.
I've been trying to get a good shot of a gaura blossom all summer--here's one (also with buds, also with a bee).
And the ginger lily (Hedychium--I'm not sure of the cultivar) continues to bloom--this one's providing a bed for a sleepy drone (if you haven't already, check out Randy's post on Creating Our Eden.)
And here's my ever-blooming Euphorbia lomi--along with Ranunculus wishing you a Happy Bloom Day (created by Carol at May Dreams Gardens--stop by and check out what's blooming all over the world!)