“Asters” from the Greek word meaning “star”. Easy care perennials that will bloom for almost a month.

“Asters” from the Greek word meaning “star”. Easy care perennials that will bloom for almost a month.

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It’s warm now but planting bulbs can be done in the Fall after 1st frost. Lots of places have bulb stock at half price or below right now. I have great hopes for the Fritillaria Imperialis.

It’s warm now but planting bulbs can be done in the Fall after 1st frost. Lots of places have bulb stock at half price or below right now. I have great hopes for the Fritillaria Imperialis.

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This time of year, my back fence is a wall of Silver Lace Vines. The neighbor behind us planted at about the same time  we did and they explode into this profusion of blooms. There’s no downside here. This offers a beautiful way to cover a fence and provides a great deal of privacy also. 

This time of year, my back fence is a wall of Silver Lace Vines. The neighbor behind us planted at about the same time  we did and they explode into this profusion of blooms. There’s no downside here. This offers a beautiful way to cover a fence and provides a great deal of privacy also. 

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“Cardinal Climber” w/ Asters. About 3 cm. Nearly identical to the Louisiana Cypress Vine whose bloom is more star shaped.

“Cardinal Climber” w/ Asters. About 3 cm. Nearly identical to the Louisiana Cypress Vine whose bloom is more star shaped.

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Sunflower of The Day. I’m nursing these right up until 1st frost. Getting every bloom I can!

Sunflower of The Day. I’m nursing these right up until 1st frost. Getting every bloom I can!

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Poppies, once established, will add splashes of color anywhere they find a home.

Poppies, once established, will add splashes of color anywhere they find a home.

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First frost. Time to think about a new garden, save old bulbs and preserve them as corms. (click-through goes to info about the celestial coincidences around this year’s Autumnal Equinox)

First frost. Time to think about a new garden, save old bulbs and preserve them as corms. (click-through goes to info about the celestial coincidences around this year’s Autumnal Equinox)

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