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.

Sedum

Aster
Asters

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