These two plants have the honor of being in the lead photos today because both annuals were planted way back in May and are still blooming.
Sorry. I don't know how this got here. It just snuck in. (I didn't notice when I took this photo that there's a huge bug on the ring finger of this alien's hand)
The hydrangea flowers look even better when they get old.
Chinese lantern. I'm trying to dry a few of these inside.
Honeysuckle berries - do not eat under any circumstance! (Poisonous, but pretty.)
"Blue Chip" Butterfly Bush - the miniature variety.
This little candy stripe zinnia were planted in late July. (Don't worry hon, you're not too late to the party!)
Rudbeckia a.k.a BlackEyed Susan.
These are the mums you buy for 4.99 at the grocery store.
Garden Bloggers Bloom Day is hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. It happens on the 15th of every month, but don't just go there on the 15th - her blog is always full of beautiful photos and great writing. It's an absolute must for all gardeners.