Although it is the middle of September, I am thankful to still have butterflies in my yard. The Black Swallowtails are visiting the remaining zinnias.
I'm featuring the orange zinnias since it is just about Autumn and the orange flowers are popping in my gardens.
Sometimes the butterflies pause a little longer on the flowers as they gather the nectar. Standing very still is a requirement for me to snap pictures.
I'm glad I snappy these pics of my dahlias last week because yesterday the whole plants had fallen over. Not sure if the wind got it or just the end of the season.
Growing more dahlia is at the top of my list for next year.
The Cardinal Vine has more red blooms opening each day. I will gather seeds in October or November to plant next year.
Variegated liriope is planted as a border plant around my shade garden. Love its colorful purple blooms.
Other plants in my shade garden providing some color are coleus.
The purple blooms of my supertunias are still providing some color.
A sure sign of fall in my yard are the orange berries on the Pyracantha shrub. I only have one of this thorny evergreen shrub.
It had white flowers in early to mid-summer; then followed by the masses of brilliant orange berries.
Hope you enjoyed my September blooms. Can't wait to hear what is blooming in your area - Judy.