Little Wonders

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When you grow flowers, you are a witness to little wonders. By far, the most exciting thing this month was finding a monarch chrysalis and watching the transformation into a beautiful butterfly!

In addition to my perennial milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), I planted annual milkweed (Asclepias physocarpa) and the monarch caterpillars loved it! 

Monarch Caterpillar on Milkweed Plant

This type of milkweed has a pod that forms that is used for adding unique elements to floral arrangements. The pods are known as “hairy balls”.

Hairy Balls

“Monarch caterpillars feed exclusively on the leaves of milkweed, the only host plant for this iconic butterfly species. As such, milkweed is critical for the survival of monarchs. Without it, they cannot complete their life cycle and their populations decline.”

National Wildlife federation

September flowers include zinnias, marigolds, rudbeckia, salvia, celosia, dahlias, sunflowers and more!

Market Bouquets

One of my favorite late summer flowers are Cosmos. They love full sun and will grow in poor soils. Sometimes they will grow very tall and need support. Shorter days trigger blooms and they really get going in August and September.

Afternoon White Cosmos

Another September favorite are Asters! These pretty purple asters are perennials and always bloom right around September 15th for two beautiful weeks!


This month find Celadon Hill flowers and many other locally grown flowers at the new Schoolhouse Fallston and Washday Floral studio! I’m so excited to see my friend Tiffany’s dream of a brick and mortar shop come true! This amazing boutique is located at 2414 Pleasantville Road, Fallston Maryland in the original Youth’s Benefit Elementary School two room schoolhouse! Check website for hours.

Happily we bask in this warm September sun, which illuminates all creatures

Henry David Thoreau

Thanks for following! As the days get cooler, I’m making plans for our November Paperwhite Kit sale and Celadon Hill T-Shirt release, both great gift ideas! And Archie is tracking rabbits 🙂

Archie spying a rabbit in the distance