With our (relatively) mild autumn weather, we’ve been treated to some later-than-usual color. Here is a coneflower, ‘Tomato Soup’ I think, with a nice ‘Blue Point’ Alberta spruce. Nice to see blooms in mid-November. Interestingly, we’ve already had mid-twenties. It takes more than a light freeze to knock them back for the winter, apparently. And why not? Nothing else seems to kill these beasts, why should cold weather? That’s not a complaint. It just amazes me how tough coneflowers are.