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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Late Summer in the Wildflower Patch

In previous posts I've told you about the wildflower patches Jeff and I have planted around our yard. 
They are planted in staggered strips between our yard and the hay fields.
The forty-inch strips appear blend together in color that begins in May and continues through most of the summer.
This year we It looked like August had brought the end of color . . . 
. . .  but just as the golds and yellows all but disappeared, spots of purple could be seen scattered throughout the beds.
Asters were taking over.
Purples and pinks blend for a feminine late summer display.
What a nice way to say good-bye to summer.
(The two links in the very first sentence will take you to different views of these same two patches.  The patch above is the same one that is golden in my son's wedding photos at the second link.)

12 comments:

Sandra said...

your wildflowers are lovely and what a super idea to plant strips of wild flowers. i wish we had room to do this, i would have hubby out there right now scattering seeds.

Out on the prairie said...

Looks real similar to what I have here. The asters save the day when it starts to get bleak. I have a few small flowered whites as well, but like the New Englands the best.What a lovely garden indeed.

TexWisGirl said...

i love the naturalness of these strips!

Toyin O. said...

Love the flowers, great pictures, thanks for sharing.

NCmountainwoman said...

They are very lovely. I think I will try the strips next year. What a treat to have them blooming for such a long time as the various flowers mature.

pumpkydine said...

What a great island osais for creations critters! Wonderful way to break up a field or yard and provide a feast for the senses of all passerbys.

Cheryl said...

Ooooh I really love this idea.
Such a pretty end to the season.
I love the colours and wild feel to these strips.
I will try this in my garden next year....tku for sharing.

Jean said...

I bet it is neat to look out at these pretty flowers. Wildflowers seem to do well even if our weather is crazy.
Pretty photos of your asters!

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

I love wildflower meadows at this time of year, especially when the asters and goldenrod are in bloom. They make such a lovely tapestry.

Aaliyah Aldaco said...

Oh, these flowers are amazing! It's really pleasant to see them bloom, especially on the ground and under the sun! Too bad the season is changing. A lot of people are excited to see flowers bloom again next year!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Wonderful background of the field of late summer blossoms !

Rose said...

I like this idea!