The about-to-be-felled-by-frost ‘Paintbox’ nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus), still oh-so-orange and still going strong.
Almost missed it with all the fuss and bother lately ’round these hyar parts. And it’s a suddenly wintery October 15, 2009. Tomorrow might be a whole n’other post-brrrrrrrr story. So here’s what has been dodging frosty bullets chez nous mid-month.
A few sweet buds of the Rosa ‘New Dawn’ which has been known to put out blooms as late as November.
There’s not much more to tell. A surprise Easter lily still in bloom. A Fuchsia ‘Gartenmeister’ coming back into bloom… a little too late.
Also in containers, some ‘Happy Thoughts’ pelargoniums that I hope to rescue via cuttings, along with a reverse-striped spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum). Spider plants are said to be one of the best for indoor air quality… plus they’re super simple to care for. Better get them inside, as the wind is picking up!
To see and/or drool over what’s still in bloom in other parts of the world this October, visit May Dreams Gardens where on the 15th of each month Carol graciously makes it easy for garden bloggers around the planet to share and compare.