Monday, August 11, 2008

Goldenrod and Asters

We have at least five kinds of goldenrod growing wild, and this is the first to bloom. The meadows around us will be yellow till frost.

We planted annual asters this year. I'm very happy with them. The flowers are every bit a lovely as chrysanthemums, and you don't have to think about trying to winter them over. The wild New England asters in the meadow are just beginning to show color. Both the goldenrod and the asters are a reminder to stop procrastinating and get busy with the garden harvest. It's time to finish off the garden for this year and clear things away for the next season. There's still some time left, but the first warning has been given.

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