Thursday, August 11, 2011

Lupines in the Pod

A lupine is a member of the legume family. 

To prove that fact, take a look at the pods that grow from the flower. 

Just like pea pods. When you open one of the pods you see small beans, which I’m told are edible! The lupine flowers are gone, but we do have the lupine pods.

Of course there are asters in the garden...lots and lots of asters! There seem to be more this year than in the past! I wonder why?
There are few other flowers in the garden, but the most impressive are the huge puffballs. When the salsify goes to seed, we get the enormous puffballs. Mother Nature had a good time designing these creations.

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