The cosmos in the back yard that I planted at the same time as the zinnias are coming along. One bud is just appearing on the tallest stem.
Also in the back yard garden, my fall flowers, hardy begonias and Japanese anemones have started blooming.
The lavender is in full bloom in the side garden.
The bees just love the marigolds.
When I cut some of the spent blooms off the marigolds, I threw some of them on the ground in the empty spaces in the garden. The seeds took root and now more marigold plants are coming up.
In the last two weeks I have noticed more butterflies in the garden. We have had such cloudy, cool, fall-like weather in the last week. Temperatures did not get out of the 70's during the day, and at night went down in the 50's. I want summer back for a few more weeks.