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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Autumn Aster

The countryside is splashed with shades of red and yellow these days. However, the garden has a beautiful purple.

 

This aster plant is at the front of the house, enjoying its time in the spotlight.

 

One bloom even has a friend enjoying the autumn sunshine as well.

 

These asters below are wild flowers, now gone to seed in the fields and forests of the island.

 

I like both types of asters. How about you?

18 comments:

  1. I have sky blue aster in my butterfly garden but have noticed a rich dark purple one growing wild and hope to collect seeds to add it to my garden. Asters and goldenrod growing together are a very pretty sight.

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    1. I love the combination of asters and goldenrod as well, Judith. They are abundant in the wild here.

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  2. Being raised in the northern hemisphere they will always be known to me as Michaelmas Daisies. Whatever they are called I like them
    Cathy

    Cathy @ Still Waters

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    1. I didn't know them as Michaelmas daisies but it is a great name, Cathy. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I agree with Cathy, Michaelmas Daisies for ever!

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    1. They are such a great addition to the fall colour, aren't they, Shammickite?

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  4. Yes, I like asters and have had them in past gardens.

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    1. AC, they are such a great addition to the garden this time of year.

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  5. Mine are now finished and I do miss their beauty.

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    1. Yours bloom earlier than ours, like most of the plants we campare, Tabor.

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  6. Love them both. Volunteer/wildflowers/weeds often have a LOT of charm.

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    1. EC! There is nothing quite as beautiful as a field of wildflowers. Putting weeds into that sentence wouldn't sound near as lovely.

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    2. What's in a name? Some weeds are beautiful. And my father told me that they were only a plant out of place.

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  7. I love those pretty purple asters the best. Lavender lovelies. L0(

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    1. That they are, Jan. Though I am drawn to the wildflowers too.

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    1. The depth of colour that's been bred into the cultivated plants is pretty.

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