Wildflowers look best in the wild, like along a roadside near a creek out in the country. This patch of still blooming goldenrod, Solidago ssp. with the odd ironweed, Vernonia ssp. sticking up is a fine example of nature’s method of mass planting.
Wildflowers look best in the wild, like in a wild ridgetop garden on a North Carolina mountaintop. This scene of blue Aster cordifolius, (I am not recognizing the renaming of Asters), washing in waves under brilliant fall foliage is another example of Nature helping along the cultivated. This garden belongs to Bulbarella and The Contractor of Outside Clyde**.
Wildflowers look best in the wild, but sometimes gardeners want them in their own back yards. This mullein, Verbascum bombyciferum jumped into the gas guzzler as we drove under a railroad bridge. It seems happy to be in the Gravel Garden and might make seeds next year when it blooms. We hope.
*This post is a combination of , hosted by Gail of Clay And Limestone on the fourth Wednesday of each month and hosted by Cindy of From My Corner Of Katy each Thursday. I am a little early, but Cindy is very lenient, thank goodness.
**Bulbarella and The Contractor are the parents and neighbors of Christopher of Outside Clyde, living on a piece of heaven near Asheville, North Carolina, which is also near Clyde, North Carolina. The heron is not real, but certainly looks at home there in the tree stump.