Late summer in the garden... the time when summer flowers begin to fade but autumn's splendour hasn't yet set in. It's hard to find flowers to photograph that haven't been around for months, so here we have more roses and carnations and echinacea. I did find my little patch of autumn cyclamens in full bloom amongst the violets, and the NZ cranberry (Chilean guava) bush is covered in sweet red berries which smell as good as any flower. Here in New Zealand the hot dry summer continues, with drought conditions being declared over most of the country. In Canterbury we've been lucky and though it's been dry, we aren't yet in a state of drought. Still we are all crossing our fingers for rain.
How are things in your garden this season? I'm linking up to Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day as usual.