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The Last Hurrah

October 5th, 2013

The fall asters are blooming, this is the last hurrah of blooms before the snow starts to fly.  The bees are busily gleaning as much nutrition as they can for their long winter naps.
New England Asters 1
New England Asters 2
I have a good amount of this lovely plant blooming in the flowerbeds and around the edges of the woods.  It’s not the neatest or tidiest plant, but it sure is nice this time of year.
New England Asters 3
Eventually, the plants in the flowerbeds will be moved to the woodland edge, they definitely seem more at home in that location.   They will be replaced by something that isn’t quite to floppy.  The good thing is that I’ll still be able to enjoy them and so will the bees!

Do you have anything blooming in the garden? 

7 Comments to “The Last Hurrah”
  1. Marina C on October 5, 2013 at 6:42 am

    Asters, chrysanthemum, hydrangea, verbena, sedum.
    The last hurrah indeed!

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  2. Jaye on October 5, 2013 at 8:27 am

    My Zinnia’s are still producing!

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  3. judym on October 5, 2013 at 9:48 am

    We have lots of volunteer snapdragons in full bloom. Wonderful to see such bright colors this time of year!

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  4. Sam on October 5, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Your asters are beautiful! Such a cheery color!

    Lots still blooming here in Mississippi, but the show-stealers right now are the swamp sunflowers- tall, somewhat floppy vibrant yellow blooms everywhere! And very soon we’ll have our favorites, camellias, which will continue blooming all winter.

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  5. Meg on October 6, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I have a load of wild white asters blooming here in Massachusetts.and the bees are crazy for them. I always let them go when I’m cleaning up the gardens. Are your purple asters planted by you or volunteers?

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  6. amy on October 6, 2013 at 11:30 am

    In my garden we too have the wild asters going, as well as goldenrod, nasturtiums, roses, butterfly weed, cosmos, mums, tiger lilies, morning glories, moon flowers, zinnia, basil, lavender, dianthus, tansy and some mexican sunflowers…..It is definitely cooler but things are still hanging in there! We have honey bees so it is very important to me that they and all the other pollinators have plenty to eat :)

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  7. Lisa Sewell on October 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    What a beautiful color!

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