My daisies stopped blooming 2 months ago..but I found 2 little flowers on the already cut back bed of daisies.
First time for me to have this Dwarf Coreopsis
(auriculata nana)--I found one little bloom proudly standing tall on this plant.
I don't know what this is. It is a water plant in the pond. I planted it a long time ago, but haven't seen it in years. The sun on the pond is heaven!
And, as I went to cut back the Susans, you can see some in the background, I found a bloom on the Hollyhock!
I brought in as many Rudbeckia flowers as I could for one last vase. I have never had them bloom twice, but I know other gardeners are lucky to have them all fall. Life gets in the way of gardening sometime, but these late little blooms helped remind me that there is always a secret garden out there if we just take the time to look.
"Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another. " John Muir