It's the end of the growing season... some plants are still thriving, some have died back to the earth and for some--it's their time to shine. Vines, vegetables, dahlias, asters and grasses enjoy a burst of growth at this time of year.
red-veined caladiums stand up taller in the Autumn coolness
the holly tree is starting to produce berries for the winter feeding
Thorny Little Critter
these are the orange berries of the pyracantha shrub, a verrrry thorny bush which provides excellent food and coverage for birds
Mix of Colors
zinnias and dahlias provide the color for this border garden
this is the Calico Flower Vine shown with the flower closed. It takes quite a while for the vine to get going and for the flowers to start forming so it doesn't really mature until the end of the summer (we're in zone 7b). The next pic is of...
Calico Flower Vine
aristolochia littoralis is the botanical name for this funky flowering vine. this flower is only open for one day and then it's hasta la bye bye. matures late in the season.
this basket is overflowing with large flowers of peach colored begonia
red begonias cascade over the sides of this wrought iron planter
these organically grown cherry tomatoes taste of pure sugar. when I pluck them from the vine I eat more than I gather for the kitchen. ;o) a little balsamic vinegar on them and I make a meal.