So... farwell Purple Verbena. I do hope you come back next year.
Rest well, Yellow Coreopsis, you have bloomed all summer. You deserve a break.
Pink Knockouts, you are so thorny but you sure do have velvety petals. Bloom until frost.
Verbena on a Stick, multiply till your hearts content. I will be happy to see you standing tall next summer.
And finally, Red Million Bells, I know you are not long for this life. I look forward to bringing your sisters home to bloom.
Goodbye summer garden.