And now, we are halfway through September. We are nearing the Autumnal Equinox and the weather couldn't be nicer. In a usual year, my bedding plants would have been well past their prime. Gone to seed and likely pulled out. The perennials, too, would be long past their bloom period. But not this year.
My front flower beds are looking wonderful. The pots on the deck, still in full bloom. And this lovely unexpected gift greeted me this morning:
A late season bloom on a climbing rose. A flower just for me.