It's October 4, and incredibly, there hasn't been a hard frost yet in my corner of upstate New York. So here's a quick look at the plants still blooming in my garden.
Zinnias, including this amazing tri-colored one. See the variegation top to bottom, from peach to deep red?
Hydrangea, one of my favorites.
A delicate pink fairy rose.
And a butterfly bush. But wait, that's no butterfly, is it?
The forecast calls for much colder weather this weekend, so I'm trying to appreciate all of this before it's covered by a blanket of winter white. As pretty as fall is, it seems to me like it's the shortest season of all.