Last week I showed you some of this summers last flowers around my yard.
This week I will show you some of the last flowers to appear in my yard, always arriving at the start of autumn. Sometimes even before the first of fallen colored leaves.
Many are some sort of asters, and I am not sure what wild family the yellow ones even belong too. If you can identify any of these, please share below in a comment. I am eager to know!
Now on with the show...
these were some of the first of these yellow beauties,
do you know what they are called?
here are some more show cased on their long, normally upright stem.
blossoms last a few days then fade to the orange seen here.
purple (large for-front) and white,
I believe part of the aster family, a large genus
more of the tall purple asters in various stages of blooming.
You can see on most of these photos that insects and bees of all types were busy gathering nectar from all of these beautiful wild flowers.
a large bunch of wild white asters,
I believe this type is called Heather asters.
I don't know how sharp the enlargement (click on any photo) will be,
but they are loaded with insects.
I found these snap dragon type purple blooms growing on the Walworth County Fair Grounds, when we went for the annual Labor Day fair.
Can you see the rear end of the bumble bee in one of the flowers,
they were swarming all over this patch, so I did not get to close.
Most of any flowers are still blooming in my yard except for a few left in potted baskets that I bought of annuals. This year was the longest season for my baskets. They are usually fried and need replacement (if I choose) by early July. But with just shy of 2 weeks of hot normal summer heat, for my part of south east Wisconsin, and mostly wet, cool damp days my flower baskets flourished nicely and still are producing even as the nights temperatures drop close to freezing! An enjoyment for me for sure!
How did your gardens grow this year. If you are just starting your growing season where you live, do you plant flowers, veggies or both?
until next time...
I look forward to seeing what you
have posted this week!