I cut back the yarrow in August (It's in the center of the photo.), I think and it's going to bloom again. I really try to tidy up the garden. It doesn't always happen until late in the game, but for the most part it is necessary. Diseased plants go to the trash and healthy plant material goes to the compost. I like to keep some of the flower heads for the birds to nosh on. They love the coneflowers and the black-eyed Susans. I have even seem them on the mint seedheads even.
I love the calendulas in the fall season. I am hoping to have a bouquet of herbs on the Thanksgiving table and that I will have calendulas in the mix.
I usually have a second bloom of chives about this time of year. It is a really good bloom this time. There are usually only one or two. It was a beautiful day outside. Got out for a walk and the sun is very bright. Always good before winter really sets in. Hope you had a great day. Talk to you later.