Wildflower Wednesday at NHGarden

Elderberry was bigger than ever in June.



Now it is heavy with elderberries.


I was grateful for Milkweed in July.


A closer look.


And the promise for more next year.


Because it brings Monarchs. This photo was taken in August.


Black-Eyed Susans photo taken in August.


Woodland Sunflower is lit up in the shadows in August.


Asters in August


Asters with Goldenrod in early September


The same Asters flattened after Tropical Storm Irene.


These Asters bloom a little later and have much smaller flowers.


The same small Aster flowers contrast with the blue sky.


 Another shot looking in.


I don’t mind if the shorter Goldenrod grows in the garden here.


The bright yellow is a welcome sight in September.


This oxalis caught my eye recently.


Worth a closer look.



One more shot.


That’s one small insect.

See his shadow? 

Does that mean we get 6 more weeks of Summer?

I am linking up with Gail of Clay and Limestone for Wildflower Wednesday.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 at 7:45 PM and is filed under Wildflowers. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.


  1. Gail says:

    I hope you get six more weeks of beautiful blue skies and fall wildflowers blooming for you. Glad you joined the WW celebration, too. gail

    ... on September 28th, 2011
  2. Indie says:

    Your milkweed is fantastic! What kind of milkweed is it? Mine have yet to bloom – I keep fending off the aphids in hope that they will last long enough to produce some flowers!
    That is a beautiful elderberry shrub as well!

    ... on September 28th, 2011
  3. Chris says:

    Indie, It is Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca.

    ... on September 28th, 2011
  4. Donna says:

    You really have a nice selection of wildflowers. Many wild ones are in bloom in the fields at this time of year, but those hybridized for the garden are reaching the end. They are still blooming, just not as nicely. That really is a pretty milkweed.

    ... on September 28th, 2011
  5. Holleygarden says:

    Love those elderberries! And how wonderful to have milkweed to attract the monarchs. Your asters are wonderful! Mine are just starting to bloom. Love the pic with the asters against the blue sky.

    ... on September 29th, 2011
  6. Andrea says:

    Wildflower or not, they are just lovely. I am sure those garden visitors or inhabitants don’t care also whether they are wildflowers! And i love your photos, as beautiful as the flowers. If they are in the tropics not controlled by winter, they will be a big problem though.

    ... on September 29th, 2011
  7. Sheila says:

    I have never seen elderberries before, though I have read they are wonderful for wildlife. The woodland sunflower is new to me, too. I’ll have to research that as an addition to the garden.

    ... on September 30th, 2011
  8. Tracy says:

    Wow, everything blooms so amazingly on the east coast in the fall, whilst everything here in CA are going dormant and droopy. Lifts my spirits to see the beauties.

    ... on September 30th, 2011
  9. Donna@Gardens Eye View says:

    wonderful wildflowers that look so like my garden…I love your blog and the way you keep this journal of wildflowers…lovely pictures as well!!

    ... on October 1st, 2011
  10. Elephant's Eye says:

    Are your problems commenting, on a particular blog or generally? Disqus doesn’t like me, so I avoid it. Otherwise mostly OK.

    ... on October 1st, 2011
  11. Cathy and Steve says:

    Love those elderberries! We were overwhelmed with milkweed sprouting everywhere this year. We left a stand of them in one corner along the back of the shed and they are all over the field and compost area as well. The monarchs do love them!

    ... on October 1st, 2011
  12. Karin/Southern Meadows says:

    Such gorgeous fall color! I love the white asters. I just planted some in my garden and am looking forward to the blooms and maybe some butterflies.

    ... on October 2nd, 2011
  13. Alistair says:

    That is quite a crop of elderberries. Great shots of the plants in your garden and the clarity is a treat to my ailing eyes.

    ... on October 2nd, 2011
  14. Barbie says:

    Love your wildflowers! The elderberries are really interesting. I believe they have major health giving properties! Are yours edible??

    ... on October 5th, 2011
  15. Chris says:

    Barbie, I suppose they are edible, though we have never done anything with them. We just leave them to the birds.

    ... on October 6th, 2011
  16. Carolflowerhill says:

    Chris, Seeing your yummy photos makes me long for summer! I must get that variety of Elderberry! Fabulous specimen.

    ... on December 31st, 2011