When November arrived we still hadn’t had the first killing frost; there had been frost on roofs in the neighborhood, including ours, but the most tender plants in the garden hadn’t been affected. Even some of the sensitive fern, named because it’s the most frost-sensitive plant in the area, wasn’t wilted or black.
Without a killing frost some wildflowers were still displaying their blooms –
One of these days the temperature will be low enough to bring flowering to a halt. Except, that is, for our latest flowering shrub, witch hazel, that still holds flowers after the first hard frost –