Reliable Fall Bloomers

14, Oct, 2013 Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

Asters and Goldenrod are native plants we have easily wooed into our gardens. You can see them both walking the woods on the weekends and then again, in refined versions, here in the parks.

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'

Solidago rugosa ‘Fireworks’

The arching stems of ‘Fireworks’ is the distinctive characteristic of this chosen variety

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae ‘Purple Dome’

The local honey bees collect daily on the asters – one of the few sources of food and pollen available this late in the season.

A nice pairing of Solidago and Rudbeckia

A nice pairing of Solidago and Rudbeckia

This lively combination of Goldenrod and Black-eyed Susan is another sure sign of the autumn season.