It’s supposed to freeze tonight on October 12, 2016 here is Southwest Iowa. I took one last stroll through the garden tonight with my camera before we drop to 30 degrees late tonight. I planted out on May 10th this year so I had 22 wonderful weeks that were frost free. I definitely wouldn’t mind just a few more weeks!
The Zinnias are still going strong. I planted them a little bit later this year and had absolutely no problems with powdery mildew (last year was not good!).
These Cosmos just finally started blooming a few weeks ago. Better late than never! But definitely worth the wait.
A purple Bachelors Button.
The Dusty Miller did great this year. I bought plugs from Piney Ridge Greenhouse. And a few more dahlias.
My favorite dahlia: Holland Festival.
Curious about your frost free dates? You can look them up here. Have you had your first frost yet? Where do you live?