This year we are having a relatively mild transition to winter here in zone 3 and there are still some blooms in the garden although it may not appear so at first glance.
Last year I removed all the strictly yellow Rudbeckia and left only the bi-coloured varieties.
The last of the Mums.
This pansy was one of the first things I planted in spring.
The Lamium-maculatum may not be screaming for attention but they bloom all season.
The Heliopsis helianthoides are also long lasting bloomers.
This is the real treat - a new Monkshood for me, appropriately called Autumn Monkshood which did not start blooming until most other plants were well past their best.
I will be sure to add more next year!