All summer long these blue plumbago plants bloomed and bloomed. They are tied to bamboo tepees to keep them upright, and they have made a semi-arch to walk through. They just never quit all season, and are flowering into fall.
And look, isn't the miscanthus at its best in fall? Those silky tassels reach out and tickle my knees every time I walk by them.
Tight round buds of Montauk daisies are just waiting for fall. Their white daisy flowers open when the leaves of trees are coloring up and other perennials start to fade, and just as the nicotiana nearby closes up for the season. Bright white blooms are welcome when everything else is red and gold and bronze.
Look -- the tight buds of the mums are also just waiting for the perfect time. These are 'Sheffield Pink' and they will open a light apricot shade, very delicately hued, when everything around them is a riot of blazing autumn colors.