The headless aftermath,
Smooth-laid like thatch with the heavy dew,
Half closes the garden path.
And when I come to the garden ground,
The whir of sober birds
Up from the tangle of withered weeds
Is sadder than any words
A tree beside the wall stands bare,
But a leaf that lingered brown,
Disturbed, I doubt not, by my thought,
Comes softly rattling down.
I end not far from my going forth
By picking the faded blue
Of the last remaining aster flower
To carry again to you.
-Robert Frost, A Late Walk
I’ve been so super busy with school for the past few weeks that I completely forgot to post this month’s flower(s)! As you may or may not know, I recently started grad school at UAB to teach secondary education (Language Arts). I’m SO excited to start a new chapter, but y’all… grad school is tough. and extremely time-consuming.
But I’m not here to complain or make excuses — I’m here to share this month’s beauties given to us by nature.
September is the month of the lovely and vibrant Morning Glory and Aster flowers.
I love the way the morning glory, with its trumpet-like bloom, looks as if it is seconds away from playing Reveille to wake up the world. They are one of the most unique flowers in my opinion.
I absolutely love the name Aster. Whoever named this flower, well-done. They resemble a wildflower or a colorful daisy to me, which is another reason why I love them.
- Asters symbolize powerful love
- The Morning Glory is a simple sign of affection
- The word ‘Aster’ is of Greek derivation and refers to the starlike flowers
- Morning Glory vines can reach up to 10 feet or more
- The Moonflower is the evening bloom version of the Morning Glory and is very fragrant
- The Morning Glory is easy to grow and doesn’t like a lot of water/thrives in dry soil. (In other words, great for people like me who forget to water sometimes)
Enjoy the beginning of football season, autumn leaves, and, most of all, COOL WEATHER!!