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Fall Beauties

October 16th, 2018

The New England asters are really putting on a show this year and the pollinators are loving them. I’m not a huge fan of these flowers in a border, but in native areas around the gardens I find them quite attractive. For me, they’re a bit floppy and weedy looking in the border.

I like that they come in varying shades of purple, lavender, and pink. This time of year they provide a burst of much needed color right before the landscape becomes dominated by brown.

What are loving in the fall garden?

One Comment to “Fall Beauties”
  1. Hazel Neal on October 17, 2018 at 1:55 am

    I think my sedums are my favourite autumn flower in the garden; I have a few Autumn Joy plants in particular.

    I do have a soft spot for the asters though, I think because my mum has always liked them. They’re generally known as Michaelmas Daisies here because they flower around the end of September (29th September is the feast day of St Michael).

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