Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day for October 2020.
Here in my USDA Hardiness Zone 6a garden in central Indiana, we are still in the midst of a late-season dry spell that is in its eighth week.
Ever the optimist, I think that surely it is going to rain soon. And we have gotten rain twice, but only one-tenth of an inch each time. So because I think it is going to rain soon, I don't spend much time watering, and the garden is a testament to that.
But all is not completely lost in the dust! Up first are some marigolds I direct sowed in the garden in late spring when it became apparent that the local greenhouse was out of marigold plants and wouldn't be getting any more.
I know. I know! Marigolds are so easy to grow from seed, why was I even thinking about buying plants?
There are some other annuals I bought as plants way back in late March that are still blooming. These include alyssum and snapdragons.
I have had good luck with alyssum planted in early spring the past several years. And by good luck I mean they are still blooming in October. That's a long run for an annual.
No fall bloom day post is complete without some mums.