My garden is finally starting to die down. I just took a peek out the window at my backyard and it looks like there are only a few stubborn “dumb” roses, Monkshood and a few of my New York Asters still blooming away as if it were still summer or early Autumn.
Some of the roses that are still blooming look so perfect that I think I might even go outside and cut them and bring in a final small bouquet of roses to enjoy indoors. Unfortunately, if I do that, they’ll probably drop their petals once they are greeted with the heat indoors!
One of the flowers that I enjoy each fall is the Toadlily. It generally blooms from sometime in September until Mid-October or so, but this year my Toadlilies were blooming up to sometime last week. We had a little heat spell here last week (not hot, but warmer than usual weather) and that might have marked their demise as they are no longer blooming and the plants have started to die down for the winter.
Aren’t they just gorgeous little flowers? I love the spotted petals and I assume that’s where they got “toad” from in their name.
I sometimes wish that the toadlilies would bloom in the summer so I could enjoy them while spending time in the garden during nice weather, but they definitely brighten the garden in Autumn when most of my other flowers have stopped producing blooms.