Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sedums and Asters

The phlox, coneflower, beebalm, and yarrow have faded in the perennial gardens. Fall is upon us. A few mornings ago the temperature was 45 F. Frost on the pumpkin is not far off, especially in the north country. We have a few more weeks here, I think, before a hard frost. Just the same, I harvested the four butternut squash and will let them cure in the basement.

Some of my favorite garden flowers are just coming into bloom -- the sedums and asters. These are also favorites of bees and wasps and other nectar-feeding insects. The rich colors of these plants brighten the yard as the leaves and flowers of other plants turn yellow and brown and begin to die back.



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