Although I have been complaining about the continued summer-like weather we are experiencing around here, the temperatures have actually come down from the 100's to the 90's in the afternoon. The plants can tell the difference and have begun to bloom.
My roses are putting on their fall buds. The Sweet Autumn clematis is blooming as is the Autumn Joy sedum.
My ruella is putting on a show. This is the standard plant. If you choose to grow this plant, understand that it will take over. I put it on a west facing wall where almost everything else dies from the heat.
The flower is quite pretty
Here is the sedum shown off in another of my horrible blurry pictures.
Tomorrow I hope to have pictures of local wild flowers and trees showing off their fall color.