Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sunday Stroll - Time of Purple and Yellow Flowers

I remember reading once that some Native American's called this time of year "The time of purple and yellow flowers." I've never again found the written reference, but I remember it each year as the wild purple asters and goldenrod take over the fields. What follows is a haphazard meander through gardens and wild edges.

Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you happy wandering.
all photos by Aisling September 13, 2009
1) Sensation Cosmos 2) miniature sunflower 3) mums (dendranthema) 4) purple cone flower 4) wild asters (white) 5) virburnum berries and golden rod 6) wild purple asters 7) wild purple aster close up 8) corn tassles 9) bells of Ireland 10) morning glory 11) morning glory 12) zinnia 13) bronze fennel and butterfly bush in the front porch garden


Cloudhands said...

I just typed 'time of purple and yellow flowers' in google search engine and of course your blog came up along with a lot of flower sites, but alas, no indian references. Nevertheless I'm going to carry your idea forward because someone recorded it somewhere and I like it. Lovely pictures and delightful stroll.

Aisling said...

I think it might have been in the almanac section of a magazine... very likely Country Journal. I tried searching the internet for the reference several years ago, and maybe again more recently, but to no avail. I like the idea of this little season within a season, as summer melts into autumn. Thank you for visiting, Mom!

Pom Pom said...

We have twin flowers. Just when I think I may be growing a smidge tired of the garden, I get a look at the sunflower soldiers and the bossy morning glories . . . and I am not tired of the garden anymore.

Aisling said...

Pom Pom, Our growing season is somewhat short here, so I don't quite get tired of it. I've spent years adding earlier blooming bulbs and later flowering mums to try to extend my season a little! But, definitely, certain favorites make all the effort worth while. I thought I wasn't going to have morning glories this year. The few I planted didn't come up, but the ones in the photos are from the handfuls of seeds that my six year old son planted in the veggie garden! :)