There will be more flowers, on a small scale, but these are the last grand bouquets we can make from the mums, sunflowers, and asters. Even a small pink rose put out another burst of blooms, but a hard freeze will end that. There is one more mum in our gardens that has not bloomed yet, but we will only get a few dozen blooms, and most of them will not be on long stems. We're very happy to have them, especially since they're little pom pom mums of a brilliant yellow - just what the dark months need - but they won't make this kind of bouquet.
Sunday we set the clocks back first thing in the morning. I'm grateful it's a week later than previous years, and that we come off this a whole month earlier in the spring. One good thing out of the Bush Administration.