I’m not sure that this beautiful pink bloom will truly be the last of the summer, but there certainly won’t be many more, even though this particular bush is a prolific bloomer. The nights have been increasingly cool and some areas actually had a light nip of frost this past week.
Despite the colder nights, near perfect days linger. Some of the plants that are left on the balcony are starting to show their fatigue, but many still seem happy to oblige with a continuous flush of new blooms. The tomatoes are plumping up, but haven’t yet ripened. I’ll be happy to get a handful for salad. Lesson learned…start tomatoes much earlier next year!