Having shared some favourite close-ups from the garden yesterday, I thought you deserved to see the whole plants, along with some other flowers still blooming in the garden - in spite of heavy frost last night. Otherwise, it's certainly feeling like fall; all the squash vines are now wilted from the frost.
The first one is the Helenium, this one mostly yellow, but with flashes of orange and red. It has stayed brightly in bloom now for nearly 3 weeks.
This is the bright yellow Ligularia. You get the sense of the individual flowers being somewhat ragged in this picture. It has spread over several years, so we now have quite of patch of this.
Our Buddleia, the Butterfly Bush, with a butterfly visiting - though it's a very ragged looking Fritillary at this time of year.
We have quite a few of these fall Anenomes, along with others that bloom in spring.
And of course there are the phlox - these are just one of several in the garden, ranging from bright red to white. They contribute a lot by adding colour at this time of year. Most of them were eaten off by the deer in the spring, but they have all recovered to bloom successfully.