Friday, August 5, 2011
I am so incredibly depressed by the mosaics of condoms for the litter mob blog that I realized I had not made collection of flowers for July. Felt better at once.
These were the flowers of July. I can't believe it is August. Can you spot the natives (in American sense)?
Chicory, Prospect Park; Queen Anne's lace, Rockaways; Echinacea, Prospect Park; spotted knapweed, Rockaways; soapwort, Rockaways; Coreopsis, Rockaways; cardinal flower, Pier One; Unknown blue, Pier One; Joe-pye weed, Pier One, Unknown blue, Pier One; wild bergamot, Pier One; loosestrife, Pier One;
button bush, Prospect Park; flowering raspberry, Prospect Park; elderflower, Pier One; Vitex, Fire Island.
I shall go back to Pier One today. The cardinal flowers (Lobelia cardinalis) were drop dead gorgeous last night, in not enough light. Also Helianthus and ironweed in profusion. I wonder actually if they have a problem with overplanting...it's a jungle.