Last gasp of summer

@Fleura (17353)
United Kingdom
October 14, 2021 5:13am CST
These are my morning glories, seizing their last chance to flower before the cold nights stop them in their tracks. The mornings and evenings now are chilly and many of the annual plants (especially in the vegetable patch) are only half alive. Soon they will just become brown masses of tangled stems and will be returned to the earth to be recycled into something new next year. All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2021.
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@DaddyEvil (58444)
• United States
14 Oct
My tomatoes and bell peppers are still blooming and going strong but I'm sure they'll be gone tomorrow morning. The forecast calls for 3C in the morning...
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@Fleura (17353)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct
My squash plants are looking distinctly ragged.
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@DaddyEvil (58444)
• United States
14 Oct
@Fleura It hasn't gotten chilly enough here to bother the plants yet.
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@DianneN (238148)
• United States
14 Oct
Same thing going on here, although I’m grateful for the flowers, tomatoes, and all my peppers for now.
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@Fleura (17353)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct
There is a lot of green tomato chutney in my future!
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@DianneN (238148)
• United States
14 Oct
@Fleura And fried green tomatoes in mine
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@Fleura (17353)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct
@DianneN When I tried frying mine they were just too acidic. I think perhaps they were just too green - or should that not matter?
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@CarolDM (157899)
• United States
14 Oct
Lovely blooms. Mine are still hanging on for a few more days.
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@Fleura (17353)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct
Thanks. I like to see what colour will open next!
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@CarolDM (157899)
• United States
14 Oct
@Fleura So exciting, I know.
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@marlina (132964)
• Canada
14 Oct
Sad that they have to go,
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@Fleura (17353)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct
Funny that they don't survive winter whereas the related bindweed does!
@allknowing (101239)
• India
14 Oct
I had bought seeds of Morning Glory last year - only one bloomed. Yours look divine
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@Fleura (17353)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct
That's a shame, mine did quite well although I was rather late planting them out.
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@xFiacre (10174)
• Ireland
14 Oct
@fleura Morning Glory is so aptly named. One of the houses in Africa that we lived in was covered in it. The house was purple from dawn till noon then everything turned to green. Thanks for prompting a pleasant memory.
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@Fleura (17353)
• United Kingdom
14 Oct
Glad it brought you a good memory!
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• China
14 Oct
Don't worry about them.They have lots of seeds and will multiply next year.
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@Juliaacv (58915)
• Canada
14 Oct
I like your morning glories. I remember when I was a child the first plant that I planted from seed, was a morning glory, and it was the first time that any of my seeds actually grew. They were so beautiful that my mother put in a trellis for them to climb on. We haven't had really cold nights yet, but they are coming.
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@Nawsheen (25056)
• Mauritius
14 Oct
My roses have lost their petals too due to the heavy rain. That's so sad
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@franxav (10564)
• India
14 Oct
Your flowers are bright.Here winter comes late but We can feel the change of weather.
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@LadyDuck (359723)
• Switzerland
14 Oct
I removed the annuals today, they are all in the compost and the garden ready to sleep for winter.
• United States
14 Oct
Oh, they are lovely. Autumn is still struggling to gain a foothold here. However, we still haven't had a good enough run of it to declare "sweater weather" yet.