What's Blooming in October?

The October butterfly garden is far more pink and blue than yellow.  The goldenrod is setting seed; a few sunflowers are still blooming.  The garden is filled with butterflies, bees, wasps and moths feasting on the nectar in asters.  New England asters, in a myriad of colors, and White heath asters form huge mounds of flowers.  Boneset is still blooming, but it too is starting to set seed. 

The Savannah shows more green than yellow -- many of the plants have gone to seed, but there are still a few blossoms here and there.

The round bed in front of the center is overflowing with asters of all varieties.

The roadside plantings were mowed back this month.  The wildflowers will return in the spring bigger and better than ever..

The Cat-tails bordering the bubbling stream behind the Center have gone to seed.  There are a few plants of pitcher sage still in bloom, but the predominant color is provided by the glorious colored leaves.

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You can find out what's blooming all year long at the Nature Center by clicking here.