Monday, September 21, 2009

Fall Festival of Flowers

On this Autumnal Equinox, I present....

September's Boltonia.

The green sun-bursts on the Maximilian Sunflower.

One beginning to unfurl.

The sedum's second flush.

Watching the Salvia elegans daily for the turn to bloom...

Which looks like this: yellowed leaves, elongating leaders.

Of course, autumn's Eupatorium blue.

And finally, the flower buds of the Chrysanthemum 'Sheffield Pink'.

Not pictured, but also the three other blue-purple asters, a magenta aster, seaside solidago, monkshood are all to bloom by October. And forever blooming is the white and pink phlox, the black eyes of susan, and the knockout rose.

The darker days of autumn can sully my spirit, but the long display of blue, pink and yellow in my front yard is as powerful a remedy as can be.

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