Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

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On the 15th of each month, garden bloggers around the world post about what's blooming in their gardens.  Although I don't always participate in this event, this month I was especially curious to see (and share) what would still be in flower here in mid-October.  October is really the last viable month for dependable blooms, and from year to year - depending on the weather, of course - it can vary greatly.

I took a stroll through the garden yesterday afternoon (it was bright and breezy, so please forgive the poor quality of the photos!) and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of flower color still to be found. Here is a baker's dozen of blooming plants:
Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

Sedum 'Frosty Morn'

Aster x frikartii 'Monch'

Gaura lindheimeri

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Phlox paniculata 'David'

Aster 'Lady in Black'

Aster 'Alma Potschke'
Verbascum bombiciferum

Helianthus maximiliani

Berlandiera lyrata

Zauchneria and  Rudbekia
A few additional plants had a flower or two: Hypericum frondosum (a woody shrub), Geranium sanguineum, Callirhoe involucrata, Centranthus, and Origanum laevigatum.  What's blooming in your garden today?

Please visit May Dreams Gardens, the instigator of this monthly flower orgy, to find links to other gardeners participating in October's Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.  Have fun!

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