It is showtime for the flowers that bloom in the fall.
Here is the big show-stopper Philippine violet, Barleria cristata. What a beauty she is. Responding to the shorter days she is now blooming in all her glory in the English garden.
The Japanese anemone is another fall bloomer which enjoys light to partial shade in the English garden. It spreads easily by underground runners so I always have lots to share.
In a corner of the vegetable garden, Mexican mint marigold, Tagetes lucida, is our Texas substitute for French tarragon.
The flowers on my plumbago, Plumbago auriculata, which grows in morning sun do not appear until later summer.
Texas sunflowers, blanket flowers, globe mallow and alyssum are also enjoying the cooler temperatures.
A flame acanthus has seeded along the pathway. It looks pretty now but I know I will have to take it out next year. There are many more seedlings waiting for a turn.
Alyssum and narrow leaf zinnias, Zinnia linearis.
It is going to be a beautiful clear day and I plan to spend it outside.
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