|Last week, the first flowers of Sweet Autumn Clematis were just starting to open. This week, the vine is blanketed in blooms.|
Rubbing elbows with 'Loverboy' in the cutting garden, 'Queen Red Lime' Zinnia isn't as flashy but she's taller and more stately in appearance under the hot summer sky.
|'Loverboy' started dropping petals even before he squeezed in with his new companions|
|Back view: Leucadendron 'Devil's Blush' added an edge that 'Loverboy' couldn't match|
I'd hoped to give Dahlia 'Punkin Spice' a starring role in one of this week's productions but most members of this group wilted as summer reasserted itself over the weekend so that dahlia too took a smaller role than expected.
|'Punkin Spice' literally took a backseat to a showy group of zinnias|
|Back view: A lone Echinacea served as a bit player|
I've ignored the cool-toned flowers in my garden for the past several weeks. Both the asters and the lisianthus are looking a little sad now but I thought they deserved attention before they depart for the season so I put them on display this week as well.
|Both blue and 'Black Pearl' Eustoma hung out in their beds for weeks, receiving no attention other than an occasional drink|
|The asters look downright scruffy|
|Clockwise from the upper left: blue Eustoma grandiflorum (aka lisianthus), Clematis paniculata, Duranta repens 'Sapphire Showers', Eustoma grandiflorum 'Black Pearl', Symphyotrichum chilense, and Veronica 'Purple Shamrock' (formerly known as Hebe)|
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