What's Blooming in September
I thought I would be hard pressed to find flowers to share for bloom day but the garden is surprisingly resilient and colorful. Symphyotrichum novae-angliae (New England Aster) is the earliest aster to bloom in our garden. This lovely tolerates our clay soil and also does well in moist conditions, which our winter months often bring.
The buzz of our native bumble bees are constant. They seek nectar from the yellow flowers while collecting pollen on their hind legs. Asters are an important source of food for insects late in the season and I'll have more to share in the months to come.
|bumble bee on New England aster|
|Ruby Throat Hummingbird visiting Salvia Amistead|
|cloudless Sulphur butterfly|
|skipper butterfly on sage|
|pollinating fly on goldenrod flowers|
|paper wasp visiting goldenrod|
|green lynx spider with|
|native bumble bee on Stone Mountain Daisy|
|skipper butterfly with Helianthus porteri flower|
|Stone Mountain daisy with little blue stem grass|
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day is hosted by May Dreams Gardens.