For Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day this month I mainly have things to show that have been in bloom since at least last month, if not longer. I should start adding some plants that come into flower in early fall to the flowerbeds in the communal garden downstairs and also get some seasonal blooms for the balcony. There are chrysanthemums, of course, but I am also thinking colchicums, cyclamen, Montauk daisies, different asters...
A white cultivar of purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
Four o'clock (Mirabilis jalapa)
African marigolds (Tagetes erecta) with cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus) and van tulsi or wild basil (Ocimum gratissimum)
Single tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa)
Double tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa 'The Pearl')
The nights are already getting quite chilly, so we will see how much longer all this late-summer color and and fragrance lasts. I have sown mâche and lettuce though, the is kale growing bigger and thicker, and lots of spring-flowering bulbs will be arriving soon for planting. So even as the pleasures of one season are declining there are always new things to look forward to.