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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wordless Wednesday: Last and First

The last of the summer Phlox and the first of the woodland ex-asters, both stalwart wildflowers at Clay and Limestone. I can't imagine gardening without either of them. This may be the only photo I have of an ex-aster without pollinators!


PS I think one of the ex-asters will be the October Wildflower Wednesday star (October 24, 2018).

Gail Eichelberger is a gardener and therapist in Middle Tennessee. She loves wildflowers and native plants and thoroughly enjoys writing about the ones she grows at Clay and Limestone. She reminds all that the words and images are the property of the author and cannot be used without written permission.


  1. Such a sweet combo. The asters are rockin here with just a few phlox blooms.

  2. Asters are a garden star. Love them this time of year! ❤️🍂

  3. What a pretty combination of native plants! The Asters are still going strong here, but they may succumb after a few nights of frost/freezes. :(

  4. I was surprised to find a few phlox re-blooming in my garden, too. This is a pretty combo, Gail!

  5. They seem to be cuddling up to each other.

  6. So sweet together! Our phlox are done, but the asters are still doing their thing:)


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