I wanted to have something to do outside today, but the gardens don't need much work... yet. In a few weeks, I'll be really busy. Instead, I took photos:
I started the tithonia seeds in pots rather late last spring. By the time they were ready to plant, the places I usually put them in were taken up by other plants. I put this one in the front flower bed where I can see it when I'm on the computer. It has repaid me well.
These perennial sunflowers are taking over the flower bed they're in, which is fine because most other plants aren't happy in that bed anymore since it's too close to the trees. They just started blooming last week.
We planted the deck pots well last spring. The flowers are still blooming wonderfully even at the beginning of the fall.
I've never put tithonia plants in the deck pots before. I had two left over in the spring so I decided to try them there. Again, I've been well repaid. This one also grew very tall before deciding to bloom. The hummingbirds love it.