Summer Blooming Flowers 9-8-2015

Terrific Tuesday…

Eh, not so much. I’ve got a “Case of the Monday’s”… or in this instance, an “Attack of the Tuesdays”!

The only good thing about a long weekend with a Monday holiday is that there is only four more days to the week =-) I’ll try to focus on that.

We did have a wonderfully long weekend in Sooooouthern Illinois (Kentucky was only over the river) and got to see so many cool things not normally seen up here. For you friends that are not on this island, Illinois is a long state, 8 hours from top to bottom. That’s 2 growing zones, swoon! I will post about it soon.

I am a bit behind on the ‘Blooming’ posts. These were all shot at least a week ago. Just for clarity. Enjoy!

Click to see what was Blooming in 2014 or Blooming in 2013.


Cornus sericea ~ Red dogwood berries


Asclepias ~ Milkweed seed pod


Euphorbia corollata – Flowering spurge


I’ve got nothing. A weed?


Solidago rigida ~ Stiff goldenrod


Silphium laciniatum ~ compass plant


Liatris aspera ~ Rough blazing star




I really like the leaves on these… awe, snap. Brain cloud! Anyone?


Eryngium yuccifolium~ Rattlesnake master


Solidago nemoralis ~ Grey Goldenrod

Β© Ilex – Midwestern Plant Girl

7 thoughts on “Summer Blooming Flowers 9-8-2015

    • Sadly, early European settlers may have gotten quite lost back then as the name did catch on, however the plant didn’t always cooperate. Supposedly, the rather large leaves orient themselves North-South, but not always. .. mostly-always? πŸ˜‰


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