Thursday, September 22, 2011
Showy fall flowers
Did you think asters? Since a crossword puzzle is part of my everyday routine, 'aster' and 'showy fall flower,' are always linked in my mind. Asters are very pretty, I admit, with their yellow centers and purple petals. But when I walk outside at this time of year, I wonder why other flowers do not vie for showy fall flower honors?
Why don't they consider Maximilian Sunflower? Growing taller and more gangly all season, the Maximilian sunflowers now reach eight or nine feet and sport bright yellow flowers all along the stalks. Stunning.