The rudbeckia is just about finished for the season.
The heads on the hydrangea are so HUGE this year, they droop.
The Rose of Sharon is the last to bloom in the spring and one of the last to stop in the fall.
Hibiscus syriacus 'Aphrodite'
I was afraid I had inadvertently pulled up all the volunteer goldenrod, but some persists.
The marigolds are putting on a late show.
Zinnias are one flower you can depend on, all summer long.
The sunflowers are at various stages, from bloom to droop.
Despite the dogs rampaging through the south bed, some asters are still standing.
This sweet alyssum made a late showing, to provide a lovely contrast to the coleus.
Sedum is another dependable provider of fall color.
I added some anonymous hardy mums to the big pots. If I had realized how low they would sit, I would have left them in their pots.
The dahlias, planted as a source of dye, continue to pop out one or two blossoms at a time.
It's almost time for fall cleanup. It's also almost time for a post mortem, to rehash what went right and what went wrong this year. I'll wait a few months before starting to plan for next year, as that's a good mid-winter project.