Well we've had some frosts, the Pumpkin and Squash plants are done. But amazingly there are plenty of daylilies still blooming.

These will keep going into October, though cold nights will slow opening of the flowers. Once we get there hard killing frost,

that will pretty much finish the last of the daylilies.

The bulk of the daylilies are finished blooming. but there a several dozen very lates still going strong. There is some exciting rebloom as well particularly on From Darkness Comes Light (Huben) a pale yellow with a pigmented scape!

While the bulk of the daylilies are starting to pass. There are plenty of daylilies still blooming and more to come!

Cosmos sulphureus: The orange Cosmos is described as a half hardy annual. Native to Mexico and parts  of the South West it apparently thrives in hot dry locations and poor soils.

Peak season in Mid July is always an amazing experience! There are tens of thousands of blooms out every day.

Most of the plants are labelled as well so one can easily identify cultivars. With cultivars from current breeders

such as Gossard and Owen as well as older breeders like Stout and Saxton. There are a vast selection of species and species like

and species derivatives.