It was a great weekend in Asheville, cool and sometimes sunny. There's not a lot of foliage color yet, although the dogwoods seem to be leading the charge. Another couple of weeks, I'll be seeing color in the backyard.
I noticed Sunday evening when I arrived home that some of the Swamp Sunflower was blooming. More have opened this morning.
These flowers are less than 2" across. The clump at the corner will probably show a few dozen blooms in the coming days.
Butterfly ginger is still blooming. This is another group. I think I'll move all these into one spot next spring if I'm still here.
I've collected a lot of Blackberry Lily seeds. The open pods are what give this plant its common name.
Ageratum appeared from nowhere a few weeks ago. I hadn't paid much attention as I thought it was another plant due to the leaves. I hope it will reseed a bit and provide the late bees with nectar until the frost takes it out.
It's 57 degrees. Tonight, 44. Next week, we will resume our normal temperatures for October. It's a little on the chilly side. The heat is on.