I strolled around the garden the other day amazed at the colour I still have late in September. And, there were a couple of pleasant surprises. I'm linking with Fertilizer Friday where gardeners like to flaunt their flowers.
This bright pink aster called 'Alert' (A.novi belgii) is a low growing variety reaching about a foot tall.
Colchicums, often called naked ladies since their leaves appear in spring and only the flowers bloom from the bulb in fall. Behind them is sedum 'Autumn Joy'.
Part of the prairie garden with the glowing goldenrod hybrid 'Fireworks', 'Red Baron' Japanese blood grass, at the back the seed heads of 'Heavy Metal' switch grass, cup plant to the right of the bird feeder and the lower right corner is northern sea oats grass.
Surprise #1, I rounded the corner at the front of the house and there was this delicate pink lupin where others had flowered much earlier in the summer.
Surprise #2, the veronica 'Fairytale' had been cut back twice already and rebloomed but I didn't think it would ever come back a third time.
This frog blends in well with the leaves of viburnum lantana, one of the few viburnums not bothered by the viburnum beetle. The variegated leaves tumble down one side of the waterfall by the pond.