In the perennial bed, there are two plants blooming that have similar blooms. One's a weed.
Hyacinths. This photo was taken this morning though I noticed them a couple days ago. We haven't even had a frost yet.
I'm still considering potting these begonias to bring in for the winter.
I did pot the last castor bean, the only really dark purple one I got out of the bunch. I also gave the Boston fern a haircut. It'll come into the basement in a couple days.
The castor bean has new growth, so I removed all the large leaves hoping to relieve some of the stress of being yanked from the ground.
Osmanthus fragrans is blooming all over the yard. They really put on quite the olfactory show after it rains.
I have to admit, I told a lie. I thought I had lost all my ginkgo seedlings. Apparently, several seeds germinated over the summer under one of the hostas I planted at the end of the driveway. I've marked them with a stake so I can keep an eye on them next spring.
It's a beautiful day with clear skies and leaves still falling from the oaks in the backyard. It's 55 degrees. The high today should reach the mid 60s.