All week we’ve been flirting with the frost, but despite cooler temperatures with one morning being 34F, even the coleus still live.
I must say I’m glad for I will miss these warm weather friends when they finally curl up their leaves for good and flop over. According to the forecast, it won’t be long now.
Tonight, however, Bear and friends can trick or treat in the comfort of a balmy 65F, while coleus still soldier on with the pumpkins.
Will let you know when frost finally does touch the pumpkin, and in the meantime, I hope you eat lots of candy. I know I have. I feel very sweet indeed.
kate/high altitude gardening says
That coleus is so pretty! Love the autumn flair to your garden. Weather-wise, we were not so lucky – a cold, drizzly trick or treat night. But, the promise of treats is quite compelling. We soldiered on…
You are always sweet, whether or not you eat candy. “When the frost is on the pumpkin…” do put the fodder in the shock. Is that how that poem goes?
Cindy, MCOK says
Here’s to a bit more beautiful fall weather for you to enjoy! Are you sure you don’t need more bulbs? Heh heh heh …
Dee, How did I miss this post! We are set for a wintry frost this week and then back to warm weather. I may be draping the flowers and that will look spooky! gail
Love the pumpkin!! We had a gorgeous night for trick or treating too!! Loving the beautiful weather, and not sure I’m ready for old man winter!! Expecting a low of 27 tomorrow night–so he’s knocking on our door! Probably yours too! Enjoy the changing of the season!
jeannie Baumeister says
Your pictures are so pretty. We don’t really have a fall down here in Louisiana but I still love the season!
Coleus are one of my favorites! But they sure don’t like the cold, and mine finally gave it up when the temperatures dipped below 30 last Thursday. Hope you and Bear had a great Halloween! Living out in the country, we don’t get many trick or treaters, so I’m afraid I’m stuck with taking care of all the leftover candy myself:)
I love the colorful pictures! Hope you had a fun Halloween weekend. We had a fun party out here on the Bunderosa. Now I have to clean up the mess!
Stephanie Suesan Smith says
Nice Weather here, but too far out in the country for much in the way of trick or treaters. I envy those with fall color. Here it is green, then brown, without much in between. You do beautiful photography.
Jenny B says
We woke yesterday to chilly weather, but much warmer today. Perfect for little ghosts and goblins tonight. Happy Howl-o-ween! 😉
Lisa Ueda says
Aren’t coleus the most amazing foliar plants. They tie with Rex begonia as my favorite, but they’re so much easier to grow and have the most amazing variations. Maybe next year I put in a coleus bed, I’ve been trying to figure out what I want next, with that much color you don’t need flowers.
Your coleus is so lovely next to the color of your pumpkin Dee. The colors in your first one are my favorite. Love the photo too. When I grew coleus in the garden I would feel as you and once dug some up to over winter inside. I regretted it though as it brought in tons of aphids I had missed when cleaning it off. I am impressed your coleus can stand those cold temps. We have not had a really heavy frost here yet either. Hopefully for your coleus and all of us we can enjoy the warmer days and nights a bit longer. Have a lovely Sunday. ;>)
Hi Dee, Funny we’re both waiting for that killing frost, enjoying the final days of tenders – it’s been a lovely October for the most part…
Definitely not spooky here! Beautiful weather with nighttime temperatures in the 40s, daytime 70s to low 80s. Of course, what we really need is rain…