You just gotta love asters, they bide their time until they can steal the show.
this is Harrington's Pink - a 7' monster
Aster time is here again.
7' tall??? You gotta be kidding! I never knew they could get that big. They're both so lovely Al.
I only started one type from seed for this year to see if I'd like them in the garden and sure enough, I do!
September Ruby, which I started from seed and also self sows a bit, is gorgeous with New England (blue-violet) in front of it, and the silvery plumes of flame grass behind it, and purple zinnia still in bloom and goldstrum for a cheery accent...Next year I will make a special fall bed with all of these together...
I have a dark foliaged aster from Heronswood - wonder if it would grow from seed like Sept Ruby. I will send seed to one lucky person if they want to give it a try.
Alma is really pretty, Al.
I really need to do some rearranging. I have Wood's Pink & Wood's Purple (3 of each). the pink was advertised (yeah, I know, don't believe everything you read) as 8-12" and the purple as 12-14" so I planted the pink in front. not only is the pink much larger, it blooms later, so the purple is swallowed up altogether.
Al, would this be something I would move in the spring?
aaaaghhh! I just posted a pic over on Northeast forum and it was fine. I'll come back later. Dave must be fixin' somethin'
I'll send you some, Connie, after they bloom. D-mail me with your address, ok? They haven't bloomed yet this year, they are budding though...
I am very jealous of these beautiful asters. The rabbits eat every aster I have ever planted! Hence, I give up! enjoyed your pictures. Lesley
Yankee man--beautiful asters, which is what I always expect from you no matter the flower, but you're gonna have to wait a month or a month and and a half to see mine. I got a whole bed of them. ;)
DJ of the south
Great photos! My Professors just started bloming and again, putting on a lovely show. I Have to plant more Asters!
Annual Aster 'Fireworks'? That's gorgeous. All on one plant?
That is a little pink beauty,,,just lovely.
Kelly - it was a mix, so they are on seperate plants. If you wanted a specific color I could save you one.
Dancy - I have only divided them, you can cut them up pretty small for new plants that way.
Heck no, I want all the colors,,,LOL Didn't think it would be on one plant. I'll be watching for those seeds next year when I get to the store.
I did get a very nice surprise. Last summer someone sent me a Candy Lily in a trade. Threw it in and didn't think much of it. This year it put out 3 different colored tiny lilies. Yellow, orange and a reddish color.
Here's the Orange
Dancy--they root very easy....want some native ones at College Station RU? Gotta ton here.
Gardengeek--can I shamelessly beg/trade something for the yellow and pink candy lillies?
Al--no comment on my post? I must be loosing my touch. ;)
I only have the one so far. If I get some more out of it next year, definitely we can work something out. Maybe I'll try some of the seeds to see if I get anything
Sorry DJ Debbie,
I was going to say something about checking in betweens games on Thanksgiving to see if your asters had bloomed yet.
Oh Al they should really bloom about the first of November--right about when you are loading up on those necessary "beverages" for the Thanksgiving games. =)
That one is nice Ms. A Girl, for me the pink ones open before the purples.
DebB, You'll have to get me that variety then - I don't have much that blooms that late here, maybe if I load up with the adult beverages sooner - your flowers will open sooner?
so anyway - in this pot I stuck 2 of the 'Alert's', I don't think either one is.
The one on the right in the pot looks like mine--maybe a bit darker purple than mine.
Thanks Al! I'll try and divide some of my asters and see how they do.
Deb I don't know yet if I'll make the CS RU. sigh My Dad has been really sick and I've had to take him to the doctor a lot. I'll have to wait and see.
Dancey they are very easy from cuttings too. At least oblongifolium is.
Beautiful pics, bigcityal! Luv the 'Alma Potshcke'!!
GardenGeek_Wi, your candy lilies are gorgeous to. Luv the deep red one. Don't forget to save seeds.
Jmorth--that Aster novae-angliae is right nice lookin'. Love native plants here.
Al--I'm your biggest fan, I'll watch where I put my hands.
Nice aster Al--no hatchets but I got a good sharp pruning saw.
Well, I do believe I may need asters. What are their growing habits during the seasons? And, i think I already know the dormant season growth habit! lol