WILDFLOWER OF THE DAY: YELLOW ASTERS – Marilyn Armstrong

Flower of the Day – October 4, 2018

I saw them along the driveway and I thought they were my miniature Korean lilacs. Close up, they turned out to be a huge growth of tiny asters.

Each bunch of asters looked like a lilac — if you don’t see very well, that is.

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WILDFLOWER OF THE DAY, THE BLACK-EYED SUSAN – Marilyn Armstrong

 

Flower of the Day – October 4, 2018

The wildflower of autumn in the northeast – the Black-eyed Susan

WILDFLOWERS: DAY TEN- Marilyn Armstrong

WILDFLOWERS – DAY TEN


Wild and bright pink and living along the fencing of the farm down the road. It’s there for the cows to enjoy and I’m sure they do.

About as pink as you can get, too!

Wild and free!

GIANT THISTLES – Marilyn Armstrong

Flower of the Day 

They just showed up in my garden a few years ago. The leaves looked like thistle leaves, but rather huge. Eventually, the flower popped up and it looked like a thistle — but huge.

I discovered, after minimal research, that these flowers are called “Giant Thistles” because they look exactly like thistles, but are much bigger. Unlike regular thistles, they have no thorns.

The bees love them, so I love them too. They have been spreading around the garden for several years.

Solomon’s Seal

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One of the very few wildflowers that is truly a native to these shores, Solomon’s Seal is on the endangered list of wildflowers.

They thrive in our woodland garden. There are many more in the woods. We planted just a couple of them along the edge of the woods by our driveway a dozen years ago and they have increased to quite a large patch.

These have not opened yet. I think that will be a couple of days from now, but even when they do, the flowers are as green as the stems on which they grow. I will take more pictures as they bloom. I do dearly love them.

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Black-Eyed Susan With a Bee — Macro Monday!

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Along the road, the Black-Eyed Susan grows … bees follow.

Taking my cue from others, I now join macro Monday.