And suddenly…. fall

We had a mostly beautiful long weekend, and then the day after Labour Day, BAM! Fall hit like a brick wall.

The first few days were cool and rainy. And the rest of the week we struggled to hit 20 Celcius (68F). The roses are feeling it most of all. First the shock of being moved, now this:

Hopefully it’s not too much for them and they get through winter ok.

No doubt, second summer is on it’s way and we’ll have at least one more blast of warm weather, maybe even two. And despite the roses, there’s still blooms to be had in the garden.

The Physostegia is just a mass of pinky purple blooms. I’m so glad I came across this plant last summer. My neighbour has one that’s a slightly lighter shade and it’s so pretty.

The marigolds are having a grand time. The entire backyard is ringed with them and they have spread out all over the place. I have to admit, I’ve always had good luck with Marigolds.

The butterfly bush is happy…

Which means the Monarchs are too. Of course, I haven’t seen one since the cold hit. But this beauty stopped by on the weekend for a snack.

The sunflowers have had a tough year, but despite squirrels, wind storms, and now this cold snap, they are still blooming.

The sedum is in full bloom, a definite reminder that summer is over, regardless of what the weather is doing.

I just hope we get enough warmth that my fall crop of berries can grow and ripen. They are never as big as the summer ones, but they are a nice treat in late September, early October.

My tomatoes could REALLY use some warm sunny days. There are lots of green ones – they just need a chance to ripen.

Still… I look forward to fall. It’s my favourite season for many reasons. one of which…

Is fall Mums! I grabbed this one at the grocery store the other day. It’s been a bit of a tough week (not just because of the weather) and I needed the pick-me-up!

9 thoughts on “And suddenly…. fall

  1. We haven’t had a drop of rain since the first week of June. Hence all of the wildfires. The weatherman has talked every single night this week of the 20% chance of a few drops next Tuesday. Oh how we’re all hoping that those drops turn into a deluge to help extinguish some of these horrific fires.
    I so enjoyed each and every flower photo. I have always had marigolds that I planted around the edges of my garden and here and there inside too. They kept the bunnies and deer away. Your other blooms are stunning too. I don’t mind fall and wish it could stretch all the way to spring because I detest winter. I always have.
    Take care.


  2. Araignee

    They are promising us cooler weather next week. I am so looking forward to a breath of fresh air. I can’t ever recall a more miserable summer. AC set at morgue and two dehumidifiers and I can’t get the indoor humidity below 70. Ugh.


  3. Shirley Elliott

    Sorry you had a rough week! I envy you the early fall weather. Such pretty blooms and hopefully your roses will recover. I would think they have enough time before severe weather sets in for your area. Mums are just one of the many things I love about fall (my favorite season).


  4. None of my flowers made it through the cold snap and snow storm last week. The trees weren’t damaged but I’m sure the leaves will not turn colors this year, but simply fall off in time. The photo of the monarch is beautiful. I hope the coming week is a good one for you.


  5. I’ve never heard of Physostegia, but what a gorgeous plant. I love big masses of flowers.
    We have had rain 24/7 all week. At first I was happy not to have to water, but now I’m just sick of rain and gray skies!


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