And they are still blooming
Some of the plants in our mostly native garden are still blooming.
For example, at this time last year, this Agastache Mexicana "Forever Summer" Melon shrub was already dormant, with just the foliage and blossoms dried up.
I kept deadheading and pruning the plant, which seems to encourage it to keep producing new blossoms.
I'm delighted, as the hummingbirds must also be, for the nectar in the blossoms.
The Cosmic Evolution coreopsis still has a few buds and blossoms.
These are probably the last of the blooms before the plant goes dormant for the winter.