Departing summer hath assumed
An aspect tenderly illumed,
The gentlest look of spring;
That calls from yonder leafy shade
Unfaded, yet prepared to fade,
A timely carolling.
~~ William Wordsworth ~~
And yet, look what September still has in store. Surprise! Our wisteria is giving us a few sparse last blooms. This is the one thing I miss most when the gardening season is over. I just love my wisteria!
Our pots are still blooming. I took this in a very grey and rainy moment and yet it is still colorful. Just to name a few, an oleander is in bloom and the petunias are so long and tired but won't stop showing off. I bought chocolate cosmos this year and it is full of buds again so it will have one last round of flowers. I love this plant and ,yes, it really does smell like chocolate when the sun shines on it. Right now the pot is so overgrown with leaf but it still wants to give one last show in another week or so.