Six on Saturday - November 7, 2020
1 - Cosmos
Somehow I still have one immense cosmos that hasn't been killed by the cold nights.
2 - Three Rosemarys... Rosemaries...? Let's just go with Three Rosemary Varieties!
Rosemary is such a dependable fall and winter bloomer. When days are warm enough for the bees to fly (usually around 55 F) rosemary's often the only flower around.
Above is Tuscan Blue, by far my darkest purple rosemary. To the right is a prostrate from a stem I rooted. It's taking on a perfect shape! Quite reminiscent of Blue Boy, shown below. Unless it sort of bonsais itself, it will need a bigger pot soon, unlike Blue Boy, a true tiny rosemary.
I don't have any trees that make a big splash this time of year, but there's what I do have.
Very pretty leaves on the 'Frost' peach, but the tree's diseased, so it might not be around next year.
On the right is forsythia. As pretty as it is in spring and fall, I read that it's a fairly useless shrub to have if you're interested in helping the pollinators. After I read that I realized I'd never seen any bees on the flowers.
4 - Calendulas
Calendulas are pretty near never-ending. These three are from self-seeding this past summer. Pacific Beauty mix was originally sown. The 4 x 4 bed is now pretty much just calendulas and one artichoke!