Fuchsia 'blackie' - after taking this shot, I pruned the fuchsia hard and moved it to its winter home in the basement. I must have cut off 30 or 40 buds and blooms. The fuchsia was one of the most popular blooms for the hummingbirds all summer. I left it outside until the hummingbirds disappeared. I haven't seen a hummingbird for over a week now.
Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm' is one of few perennials still blooming.
Hemerocallis - Happy Returns is another.
The cell pack dahlias brightened containers all summer.
The mama Heliotrope was pruned back after taking this shot, and is now resting comfortably in its winter home in the basement after being transplanted into a larger container. Heliotropes have a sweet, light scent. They're loved by bees and butterflies, and by me. This plant is two years old, and several cuttings have been taken from her. The babies will stay outside and get hit by frost, and the mama will be the source of more cuttings for next spring.
Thank you Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day! Hop on over to Carol's blog to check out more bloom day posts!