Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tall way into Fall


Some of the best plants I have in my garden are what I would term "Old-fashion plants"   These plants are ones that have been around and passed around thru the generations!!   I love these hardy, free growing plants, full of wonderful blooms and memories!!

By far, one of favorite fall blooming is the Tatarian Aster. This beauty stands tall and in charge, while most other bloomers have faded away. This aster is different than most asters as it just is too proud to flop and instead prefers to grow over 4 to 6 feet tall.

A neighbor came over during one of my yard sales and told me that his mother had given the original owners of my house a start of this plant, which was his grandmother's favorite flower. Since my house was built over 100 years ago, this is definitely and old-fashion flower.

This plant is not invasive but loves to spread its roots! So there will be plenty to pass forward. I love them and they grace many areas in my yard.  They look best in masses and love the sunshine!! 

So, look for this variety...no pinching, and  no staking just great blooms for the fall.

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