It's that time of year when the garden is feeling blue...But, it's a great blue! It's a blue ribbon blue.
The little asters are everywhere in shades of blues, whites and lilacs.
Aster is the Greek name for “star,” and believe me, this flowering perennial is the autumn star in my garden.
|A bee mimic|
I love the clouds of blue that fill the mostly shady beds all fall.
Symphyotrichum shortii, Symphyotrichum cordifolium, Symphyotrichum dumosus, Eurybia divaricata, Symphyotrichum lateriflorum and Symphyotrichum ericoides var. ericoides fill the central borders and beds.
Symphyotrichum patens and Symphyotrichum priceae to the GOBN and the Susans Border. Except for their different leaf form, S patens has a clasping leaf and S priceae has narrow needle like leaves, the flowers almost look identical!
|Symphyotrichum oblongifolium with river oats|