Fall foliage and a lush bed of New England asters (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
Close up of the aster flowers
A tall monkshood (Aconitum sp.); in real life the flowers were more purplish
I also once again passed by the bed of Chrysanthemum 'Sheffield' which I posted about last fall. It is just beginning to flower but is already beautiful. Nearby I came across two oddities: a species of Rhododendron with small pink flowers that either differs drastically from other hardy Rhododendrons in its flowering time or is very confused about the season and a number of blue bearded iris (Iris germanica), which are either similarly confused or a representatives of a repeat-blooming variety - Is there such a thing?
Rhododendron sp. - Naturally fall-flowering or just confused?
Bright blue bearded iris (Iris germanica) - Also a bit odd at this time of year
I hope you enjoyed these...Now back to my application essays...