Thursday, September 22, 2011
Chrysanthemums, Moon flowers and Monarchs
Fall is arriving with great splendor. Yesterday was gorgeous! The Clara Curtis mums are magnificent and buzzing with activity. Atop the stone wall is a moon flower.
Rain the evening before left the blossom a little floppy, but a moon flower is a moon flower and here in zone 4 a cause for celebration.
The chrysanthemums, asters and goldenrod are here just waiting for the newly hatched monarchs. It's a real pleasure to watch them glide over the house to make a brief stop in the garden before they make their way south. It's a delightful scene repeated over and over again. The garden is a beautiful place to be. The only fly in the ointment is mosquitoes. Unimpressed by repellents they are really out for blood. I so hate being on the bottom of the food chain. I'll cover every bit of skin I can, but It's too beautiful to stay out of the garden.