Thursday, September 25, 2014

In The Land Of Blue Asters

They are everywhere.



























And I did not plant a single one of them.





















I plant things like pink mums that fall out of the ground as I am passing by





















And a Dawn Redwood tree which is doing nicely its first season in the ground.



























I don't plant the white Frost Aster either. It's all over the place too.





















What I do is leave them alone when I edit.





















This is what I get.





















The Blue Wood Aster, Symphyotrichum cordifolium is a mass planting of nature's doing. This is how you get a grandiose late season floral display with no budget at all.


4 comments:

Dana Foerster said...

Blue wood asters....love them. Do any native plant nurseries carry them?

Christopher C. NC said...

It is possible, but they are a common weed so that makes it less likely. I'm sure there are some along your road if not already on your land. Find a patch. Wait for the flower heads to turn to white fuzz then bring that home and scatter it where you want them.

Lola said...

Love the changing seasons like there. None here.

Christopher C. NC said...

Yea. The change in Florida is a lot more subtle Lola.