Yes, the calendar says it's autumn but there is certainly enough summer blooming flowers here that I am not ready to give in to the asters and mums. Here are some highlights of what will carry on until frost here.
"Oranges and lemon" gaillardia
I believe that they are sterile as this cultivar is so hybridized. However, I am letting them all go to seed this year to see if any babies come up next year. Although a perennial hardy in my zone, I have not had success with this plant coming back when I had it at the mailbox garden so this year I tried it back by the fountain by the pool. We'll see if I need to buy another one next year and accept it as an annual.
Typical red yellow orange gaillardia blanket flower
Lavender lilac colored spider cleome flower
One of the dahlias ordered from the van Bourgondien spring fundraiser at school
One of the delicate pink knockout rose buds
Some red / dark pink perfect cosmos
Wildflower Coreopsis planted in the annual cuttting garden