Indian summer is over and the temperatures are cooler. The October garden is fading albeit with a couple of surprises.
Hydrangea 'Limelight' is now a soft pink.
While the other buddleias are worn out, 'Miss Ruby' keeps flowering for the odd butterfly still floating on the breeze.
I moved this Eupatorium rugosum (chocolate boneset) to the moon garden in spring and the abundance of white flowers is pretty. They'll continue right in to November.
Cheloni lyonii 'Hot Lips' has this one stalk of flowers left that resemble a turtle head, the common name.
Surprise number two, 'Surefire Rose' begonia, a trial annual from Proven Winners keeps on going like the Energizer bunny, even after a couple of light frosts.
A partial view from the kitchen window facing the backyard. The 'Profusion' dwarf crabapple is loaded with apples for the birds and other wildlife to sustain themselves over winter.
Linking to Mosaic Monday at Little Red House.