The cardinal vine keeps putting out more and more flowers. Ipomea x multifida is an annual in our Northeastern climate, taking off in warm weather. I'm not sure I'd recommend it for any region where the winters do not freeze. It can be invasive.
It did its job, feeding at least one hummingbird (I like to think there were dozens more, when we were not looking!), and is giving me a lot of pleasure in the last hurrah days of the growing year. It is also contributing enormously to the success of our birch pole privacy screen.
"Where did the sun go?"
Soon, I'll be asking that, too.
And in other local news, thanks to the Urban Garden Center for stocking my book, 66 Square Feet - A Delicious Life. It's nice to know it's in the hood!