Here's what's blooming in my garden. We'll start with the roses. This is reliable "Old Blush", an Earth-Kind rose. It was looking very peaked this summer, but as with everything else in the garden, the rains of El Niño have been restorative.
Up front in this photo is "Dame du Coeur", and she's never looked so good. "Hot Lips" salvia is to her left. I cut the salvia back severely in July at the urging of Cindy from A Daily View, and it responded really nicely. A Mutabilis rose (another Earth-Kind rose) is behind the salvia. It's easy to see from this angle why some call Mutabilis "the Butterfly Rose."
I'm not sure what to do with my poor Mutabilis. It's become a big old mess of gangly, floppy canes, seven feet tall and just as wide. I tried to prune it last February and it seems I just made it worse. Any suggestions?
Next, the herbs. The rosemary is covered with tiny blue blooms.
The wild woodsorrel is gone -- it really did not like that cold snap we had -- but the horseherb is coming on strong, and blooming as well.
And, last but not least, the zinnias are rallying.
Here's another 'hot mess' in this garden of mine. The zinnia bed is completely overrun with bermuda and nutsedge; luckily, the flowers don't seem to mind. There will be much work to be done here when the zinnias succumb to the cooler temperatures (and my cast comes off!).
Thanks to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for hosting GBBD on the 15th of every month. What's blooming in your garden today?