I may be wrong, but I think that along with football games, falling leaves, and cooler weather most people associate Chrysanthemums with this time of year. Mums are very abundant now in shops, nurseries and gardens. They are beautiful, and a pot of chrysanthemums can add instant seasonal color. I do love them and every year add more to my garden.
there is another flower that means autumn is really here for me, and that is the fall blooming, perennial aster.
These asters are hardy garden plants, in many ways almost garden thugs. They really would like to take over whatever bed they are planted in and need judicious thinning over the summer months in order not to run rampant.
But for any gardener willing to put in the work, this is what you get; the most splendid display of tall stems bursting with flowers that provide marvelous color to the fall landscape.
These will continue to bloom like this for several weeks. Then I will cut them back to the ground and wait again for their return next year.
Pretty, don't you think? You might want to add some to your garden.
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