Michaelmas daisies

Les Marguerites de la St Michel
Michaelmas daisies

English version below the pictures

Quand j’étais petit, le boulanger allait de maison en maison pour livrer le pain. Il ouvrait la porte de la maison de mes parents et en me voyant, il criat toujours joyeusement ” St Michel Archange”!
Depuis lors, le 29 septembre a toujours été un jour spécial pour moi
Pour être franc je préfère la St Michel à mon anniversaire : Il n’ y a ici aucun temps qui s’écoule, seulement l’ éternité . Merci pour vos souhaits

Donc hier 29 Septembre était ma fête mais je dois rester modeste quand je compare au bras armé de Dieu .
En France St Michel est bien connue au moins depuis le Moyen Age ( mont St Michel ) et depuis Jeanne d’Arc qui était inspirée par lui
Dans l’ armée Française St Michel est aussi vénéré

Mont St Michel Mount St Michael photo 2005 Nowadays there is no more car park around , only the sea.

When I was a young child the baker went from house to house to deliver the bread. He opened the door of my parents’ house and at seeing me, he always shouted joyfully:” St Michael Archangel”!
Since then september 29th always has been a special day for me
To be franck I prefer Michaelmas to my birthday . At Michaelmas no time flowing, only eternity .

So yesterday September 29th was my Day but I stay modest when I compare to the warrior of God .
In France the angel Michael is well known by all since the Middle Age (Mount St Michael picture above ) and since Joan of Arc who was inspired by him
In the Fench army St Michael is venered
Thanks for your special wishes.

Même le Jardin fête la St Michel . Voici une photo que je viens de prendre des marguerites de la St Michel ” ( Aster Amelle ) qui apportent une touche de couleur en automne
Allons! Célébrons la St Michel !

Aster amelle ( Margerite de la St Michel ) . Michaelmas Daisy photo taken on September 30th, 2019

Even the garden celebrates Michaelmas . here is a photo I have just taken in the garden of Michaelmas daisy ( Aster amellus )which brings a touch of colors in autumn.

So let us celebrate Michaelmas

Up date 2019 October 7. Competition between 2 species in my garden :

Patch of Heliopsis in October 2012
The same patch of Heliopsis in October 2019, invaded by Aster

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90 Responses to Michaelmas daisies

  1. By all means, Happy Michaelmas! Have a wonderful day ! Love ❤️

  2. Happy Michaelmass! Wonderful blessings to you my friend.

  3. Annalisa says:

    J’ai manqué de te faire mes souhaits pour la St. Michel, hier, mais je t’ai beaucoup pensé!
    Nous aussi on a ces fleurs maintenant, nous les appelons “Settembrine” d’après le mois de Septembre. Je te souhaite un bon mois d’Octobre.

  4. Carole says:

    On n a pas pu dire :l été de la Saint Michel cette année 😂… J espère que ta journée a été bonne. Bonne soirée à vous deux on vous embrasse

  5. Susan Joos says:

    I have always enjoyed asters – now they will have a special meaning! 🙂 Belated wishes for the day, but heartfelt!

  6. mrswrangler says:

    What a beautiful garden. What an intresting story. Hope all is well for you.

  7. LGail says:

    Although I’m late, happy St.Michaelmas to you

  8. Rachel says:

    I am happy for you! Celebrations are always fun.
    We are slipping quickly into fall. We have had so much rain lately. The temperatures give me chills in the morning.
    I am doing better, but still have a ways to go. It takes time.

  9. blb1 says:

    I love the asters, I have none any more. Hope you enjoyed St. Michaelmas day.

  10. atagrandma says:

    Happy Michaelmas! My oldest child and my first daughter in law both turned 60 today! That is hard for me to believe.

  11. Charlyne Craver says:

    It sounds like you are having very Happy Michaelmas days!!! Thanks for sending me what you write. I am hoping one of my sons can spend some time this fall showing me how to use the WordPress site. I pray that you are doing well and that your wife is, too. Life for me moves right along. But I am just a bit slower than I would like.

  12. Pam says:

    Happy Michaelmass! How wonderful to have the baker come to your house when you were young!

  13. Happy Michaelmas, Michel! How wonderful! And I love that even the flowers are celebrating! 🙂
    You are a warrior, an angel, and an inspiring friend to so many of us, Michel! I honor this week! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…I love hearing about a baker bringing the bread to your house. I only remember the days of mail carriers and the Ice Cream Man/Truck in my childhood. 🙂 I’d prefer bread over ice cream or mail! Ha! 😀

  14. puffpop says:

    The asters are so delicate and lovely. Michael, a day to celebrate. I love the idea of a loaf of fresh bread arriving at the front door.

    I hope and pray that all is well with you.
    votre amie,

  15. murisopsis says:

    We pray every Sunday the prayer:
    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness
    and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about
    the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

    Happy Name Day!

  16. Marion says:

    Michel, you are a very special person, so well and truly deserve to this name. The daisies are blooming to pay tribute! ❤

  17. calmkate says:

    Happy Michaelmas! What a lovely way to celebrate your name sake, there are many close resemblances 🙂
    Both pictures are timely reminders, enjoy your celebrations ❤

  18. kmaidy says:

    bonjour Michel,
    ici on dit que les hirondelles se rassemblent et nous quittent le 29 septembre, et cette année encore je pense que cela a été le cas.
    J’apprécie beaucoup les asters qui en plus reviennent d’année en année dans le jardin, mais j’ignorais leur autre nom “marguerite de la st michel” .
    bises !

    • J ‘ aimerai voir encore les hirondelles alignées sur les fils électriques de la rue attendant le jour de leur départ . Mais dans la ville où je vis maintenant les rues encombrées de circulation automobile et la croissante urbanisation ne sont plus favorables aux hirondelles . Il faut aller dans les petites villes ou villages pour les voir .

  19. suester7 says:

    Happy belated Michaelmas!

    And what pretty flowers!

  20. The asters are beautiful, I hope you had a wonderful Michaelmas! ❤

  21. neilc693 says:

    The asters are very nice in that little area.
    Some of the other archangels have been rolled into the Michaelmas festival too. I must confess the archangel Michael figure always made a little uneasy (too martial). I do hope to make it to Mont St Michel one day!

    • I pictured only a branch of Aster but i fact it is an invader and I find it everywhere in the garden . This specie at this time is competing with another Asteracea : Rudbeckia or Heliopsis pseudo helianthemum ( beautiful yellow flower) and it is winning. At the end of autumn I willl have to separate those two species 🙂

      • neilc693 says:

        I think those must be our oxeyes, black-eyed susans, and coneflowers—common prairie plants. I was under the impression they were hardy, that they are being crowded out by something more obstinate is just what you don’t want to hear !

      • Your observation, Neil, gives matter to reflection. . Flowers’ populations are in competition until new vegetation is installing and this until the climax , vegetation in balance with soil and climate.

      • neilc693 says:

        Well, I should not be too hasty. You know better than I how there are many factors , change one variable (water, soil, amount of sun) and the advantage can suddenly go to one member of the community.

      • You’re right, Neil, any change in the living environment factors will change the plant populating to a new equilibrium

      • Up date for Neil: I have just added two photos : a patch of Heliopsis in my garden in October 2012 then the same patch in October 2019, invaded by Aster.

      • neilc693 says:

        Now I wonder what prompted them to spread like that (and whether they can be coaxed into behaving themselves).

      • Probably asters is better adapted to the surrounding factors : soil, light . Perhaps also heliopsis is become frailer . I notice the leaves are not frankly green but are like covered with white . Is this a mushroom ? due to the growing of the trees all around, diminishing the light and increasing the shadow ?

      • neilc693 says:

        What you write makes me think immediately of powdery mildew (or l’oïdium), which was a scourge in my old apartment for the plants. It appears as though online information suggests Heliopsis can be vulnerable.
        My graduate advisor at the time and her husband are master-class gardeners and she told me they use sulfur for this problem in their garden ;
        here is a fact sheet from the Agricultural Extension at Purdue University that also indicates this.
        I did notice there is more shade than before in this area, perhaps it has become cooler and humid enough for the fungus to take hold. It think it mostly disfigures the plant but maybe it has also weakened its ability to compete, as you say.

      • I think also of the oidium. Not far of the heliopsis patch a vine is growing but every year it is attacked by oidium . I use indeed sulfur for the vine but now I have to use also for Heliopsis too. Perhaps also I have to change itof place too much shadowy.

  22. Zakiah says:

    What a wonderful memory of the baker bringing fresh bread and pastries to your home and shouting out your name! I am so glad you mentioned that memory here Michel And i love the Michaelmas daisies. The Asters. I have them in my garden too. It seems like we know each other through the flowers we plant and have bloom.

  23. Lavinia Ross says:

    The Michaelmas asters are lovely, Michel! What a wonderful story of your connection to Michaelmas!

    Wishing you and your family a beautiful autumn season. ❤

  24. Happy Michaelmas. Your flowers are absolutely lovely.
    Hope all is well with you and yours.
    Hugs, Elizabeth

  25. Sartenada says:

    Bonjour Michel.

    Quel post charmant. Je vous remercie. J’aimerais visiter St Michel un jour! Tes fleurs sont absolument ravissantes. Je les aime.

    Bonne journée à vous,

  26. Eat Right Chef Louisa says:

    Happy belated Michelmas!

  27. marica0701 says:

    I love the flowers! Happy belated Michaelmas!

  28. Thank you for the photos of the beautiful flowers. My son is named for St. Michael.

  29. Hello!
    Sorry I am so late in wishing you a wonderful day!
    Had I known, I would have had a special cake in your (and my own Michael’s) honour 🙂

  30. Angela Im says:

    Happy Michaelmas Day!!! Michaelmas are beautiful. I didn’t know their name before! I know three names now! Michaelmas, heliopsis and aster … I always learn when I come visit your blog. Thank you!😄👍 also how lovely to have the baker come to your house to deliver bread!

  31. nhislop says:

    My mother’s birthday was October 7. I did not realize that was also St. Michaelmas Day. She would have liked that.

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