This month's Garden Bloggers Blooms Day Post is full of New England natives, doppelgangers, invasive species and oddballs, but between the trivia and the plant ID conundrums there is beauty in every blossom. This beauty is accessible to anyone who stops to take a closer look at the margins of the road. I should also mention that garden showstoppers like peonies, oriental poppies and irises are now also out in full force, stealing the spotlight as usual.
|Grasses of all kinds have just finished flowering, evident by strands of stamen with ripened anthers dangling out of seed pods here and there.|
|The dark elderberry fruits that follow these corymbs of white flowers are popular in local folk recipes for food, beverage and medicine.|