Every year at this time the Jerusalem artichokes begin to flower.
They look quite amazing in the garden.
The tallest that are supporting themselves on the dead Leylandii must be well over 2 metres tall. I find it impossible to thin the tubers out enough to get a harvestable crop, but I do enjoy the flowers as it is lovely to have something different at this time of year.
The other September flower is of course what we used to call Asters (that’s what I’m still calling them). Here they are even called Setembrini.
So I filled a large vase with just these two flowers.
Placed on the mantle shelf in the sitting room, I’m enjoying this splash of colour very much.