Purple Aster Emerging

This aster surprised me as I walked along the path; I was certain it wasn’t there yesterday.  This Late Purple Aster (Symphyotrichum patens) is brilliant against the green background it emerged from.  You can see others about to appear.

Another Edible Plant

Once you start noticing the differences in flowers, there seem to be more and more around. The Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus) jumped out as me as I’ve been more aware about the centers of flowers. It is yellow, compared to a black-eyed susan or a coneflower.  The tuber sounds quite tasty to eat, and can …