For the past few months, I’ve been remiss in participating in Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day, hosted by Carol at May Dreams Gardens. October seems a good time to break newly formed bad habits and join in again with this celebration of all things blooming.
I’m enjoying plenty of Autumn blooms in my garden and so are various pollinators as they ramp up for winter dormancy. Frostweed, Verbesina virginica, is loaded with bloom clusters,
…and hosts a remarkable variety of grateful and busy pollinating buddies, like this honeybee and Grey Hairstreak butterfly, Strymon melinus.
The Gregg’s Mistflower, Conoclinium coelestinum, is also a favorite amongst the winged and antennaed crowd.
But it doesn’t mind going it alone, either.
Pairing beautifully with Gregg’s Mistflower is the Texas Craglily, Echeandia texensis. This lovely and uncommon Texas fall bloomer is open for business as well, though the native bees have been too quick for me to capture any photographs of their hard work.
Goldeneye, Viguiera dentata, is flush with bright, sunshine blooms
…and alive with constantly attending honeybees.
What’s blooming where you live? Show off your blooms, then hop over to May Dreams Garden for October’s blooming bonanza.