The berries on the Bearberry plants are bright red this time of the year here on Cape Cod. They make for a very festive carpet along the sides of the trails. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
In the early summer the tiny flowers on the Bearberry plants are bell-shaped and whitish pink with red stems and tips. The plant itself grows only about 1 foot high and and is very dense so that it looks like a carpet on the ground. In the late fall the flowers are now bright red berries.
Have you ever seen a Bearberry plant?
I planted a very unique wildflower this past summer called the Japanese Anemone. I particularly like it because it doesn’t bloom until late August and blooms well into October. The flowers are such a pretty pink with yellow centers. (Click on blog link for other photo.)
About 2 weeks ago when I went outside to cut back my summer flowers I was greeted with a plant full of these puffy white things that looked like cotton balls waving in the breeze. I had never seen anything like it. I thought it was so cool.
And the yesterday I saw that all of the little “pods” has started to disperse their seeds, which you can see in the 2nd photograph. Have you ever seen a seed pod like this before?
I couldn’t believe that I was still picking enough wildflowers in my yard last week to put in vases and enjoy inside. Usually we have our first frost way before this time, but it’s been a mild fall until the deep freeze a few days ago. I quickly picked all of my remaining flowers and buds, hoping they will pop while inside in the warm temps.
Pretty, don’t you think?
Butter and Eggs are two-toned yellow and orange irregular shaped flowers with spurs. They look just like a garden Snapdragon. They grow from July through September but I saw this one blooming at the beginning of November by the side of the road at Boat Meadow Beach.
Pretty, don’t you think? Have you ever seen a Butter & Eggs wildflower?
I can’t believe there are so many wildflowers blooming here on Cape Cod at the beginning of November. We have not had a freeze yet, so maybe they are getting a 2nd lease on life! I saw many of these pretty lavender-blue Chicory wildflowers along the trails at Fort Hill.
Exquisite, don’t you think? Love the delicate pistils and stamens. Such a treat to still see such pretty colors along the trails.
I still have a few Hydrangea that are blooming and beautiful! I went out to take a photograph of the flower the other day when I noticed a large green insect on top of it. After a little research, I learned it was a Bush Katydid. I was so surprised that they were still around this time of the year.
Pretty cool, don’t you think?