Nepal Himalaya Park, Wiesent, Bavaria
19th September 2020
I got a message from WordPress the other day to congratulate me on my blogging anniversary. Guess how many years….
My goodness, how time flies!
To celebrate I am sharing my vase of asters today for Cathy’s meme (Rambling in the Garden).
The purply pink ones are a novae-angliae aster called Septemberrubin.
The white ones are what they call wild asters here, but are actually Erigeron, growing on the edge of the woods and at the roadsides.
Naturally I had to add a few grasses. After all, it IS September and they are at their peak; Miscanthus, Panicum and Pennisetum.
The wonderful September weather is set to change soon, so I am busy outdoors the next few days to make the most of it. Looking forward to some rain though. 😉
Have a good week!
Monday has come round again and I am joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden with a vase. I must confess this was actually put together on Saturday, as I discovered the cornflowers on the edge of a corn field while walking our dog. I couldn‘t pass up the opportunity of having enough cornflowers for use in my cornflower teapot!
There is nothing quite like these beautiful blue flowers. And they really are blue. (Centaurea cyanus)
I realise I recently posted a similar vase of wildflowers, but I love them so much and this time there are a few new additions. Pink Campions (Silene dioca) for example…
Then the Scabiosa are flowering. They are usually pink in the wild – I‘d love a pink one in the garden but only seem able to find blue ones. Another one to put on my ‘Grow from seed’ list!
I also found some delicate pink Dianthus (Dianthus deltoides) but only picked one on our own land as they are rare. Then there are Harebells (Campanula patula), a Moon Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), Ragged Robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi), some white Achillea, the fragrant Bedstraw (Galium mollugo, I think) and a slightly pink flower which I mistook for cow parsley (on the left in the next picture, slightly blurred!) There are so many similar flowers it is hard to identify it, but I will take a better look at it next time I see some.
I wonder what is growing wild near your gardens this June.
Have a good week everyone!