Presently, I have only a few perennials blooming, including the Morden Chrysanthemum, Echinacea, Potentilla, Scabiosa, Gentiana septemfida, Geranium Rozanne, Monarda and the roses.
|Several pumpkins are ripening. This is a small pie pumpkin variety called "Field Trip".|
|Alpine garden - with few blooms this time of year.|
|Morden "Centennial" Rose|
|Gentiana septemfida, a beautiful blue-flowering late season perennial.|
|Monarda x hybrida "Bergamo", which I grew from seed this year.|
Among the indoor plants, one of my Phalaenopsis orchids has rebloomed. It did have three spikes, but I accidentally broke one off, leaving only these two stems full of flowers. I had been keeping this plant under fluorescent lights in the basement for the past year, where it grew abundant leaves and looked far too happy and coddled, so I brought it upstairs and put it by the window. It responded by blooming. Orchid blooms last for months too, so keeping a Phalaenopsis after blooming is definitely worthwhile.