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If You’re Already the Missing Flowers…

Posted by mrssmythe on October 27, 2015 in Garden, Museums, Seasons |

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If, like me, you’re already missing flowers, head to the Springfield Museums. The quadrangle is lovely right now, and there are things still in bloom!  Imagine my surprise today when I stumbled onto a bed of pristine black-eyed susans!

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They’re part of a new-ish butterfly garden outside of the Science Museum, and they’re still in excellent condition. They must be in a nice, protected spot, because my black-eyed susans do not look anything like this. My black-eyed susans – and everyone else’s that I’ve seen – have shriveled up and gone to seed.

Plants around the Yertle Garden are also in bloom.

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Of course, many of these are chrysanthemums – but even those are starting to look a bit ragged elsewhere in the city.

Chrysanthemums are sort of a cozy flower, don’t you think? I rather admired this planting outside the GWV Smith Museum:

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It contributed to the golden glow that seemed to bathe that entire building today.

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Ah, Fall.

From the dining room table, with the windows still wide open…though not for much longer,

Mrs. Smythe

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4 Comments

  • Tea Lady says:

    Cold blustery day in Idaho today. It was a joy to see your beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.

  • Amy says:

    Ooh, lovely! You know, craziest thing ever–we were still cutting zinnias this week! Granted, this will probably be the end (frost, don’t ya know), but still . . . I do so love those happy fellows.

    • mrssmythe says:

      Wow! My mom sent a pic showing the roses she was still finding in her garden. You guys are having a nice, long season this year!

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