Temperature last night got down into the low 40s, and today is only in the fifties. All the tropicals are tucked up in the garage now with the exception of the brugmannsia, which insists as usual on opening most of its flowers very late in the season. It is not looking happy though, and I think it had better go inside tomorrow.
The leaf mulch is all distributed around the various beds although there is still a bit left on the grass. I need to gather it all so that I can re-seed the lawn there. There isn't much left in bloom, just the Korean mums, a few stragglers among the Austen roses, and some blue pansies. The picture on the right shows the Japanese anemones a couple of weeks ago -- they are almost gone now. The violas are planted in the hanging pot on the back deck, and I am awaiting the arrival of my bulb order from Scheepers. Once that comes, I can finish with the garden for the year and retreat to make plans for next year.