My sunflowers are way past their prime and I will be pulling them soon. We had to tie them up so they wouldn't flop over! However, the flower heads are drying and the birds flock to them every day, enjoying their culinary delight!
The dahlias are browning but they still attract butterflies, getting nourishment from the nectar the flowers provide.
The coneflowers are a muted version of their spring fuschia color but the finches just love the seeds on these plants. I will leave them until either the seeds are depleted or winter's frost does its job.
See the empty space in the end of the flower bed? Next week construction starts on our wood-fired oven! Our fall will consist of many pizza nights!
The lantana is doing quite well and will last until frost. It, too, attracts butterflies as well as hummingbirds. The morning glory, on the other hand, is looking very tired and being devoured on by something.
The pomegranates are getting redder and riper by the day. Soon it will be time to pick and juice them, another year's supply of pomegranate jelly is just around the corner.
We are supposed to have another week of warm weather then cooler fall temps will prevail. Next week I will begin the task of cleaning up the summer garden and planting for the fall and winter. Soon the garden will be filled with things like mums, ornamental cabbage, cyclamen, pansies and the warmish colors of fall. At the market this morning the prettiest flowers were fall-colored ones. Summer is coming to a close.