If You’re Already the Missing Flowers…

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


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!


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.


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:


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


Ah, Fall.

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

Mrs. Smythe

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  • 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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