This is the time of year I start to look back through my photos and make plans for my summer garden.
Every year I say that I am going to remove the majority of the asters I have growing in almost every garden.
Asters do not have the most beautiful foliage. In fact the foliage is usually downright UGLY. The bottom two feet is always brown and dead looking. I think without them, the gardens would look much more neat and tidy. They take up a lot of space that I could use for something better.
Then I come across a photo that I think looks lovely.
And I remember why I keep them.
When almost everything else is finished for the season, they burst forth in a magnificient display of purple.
I just can't bring myself to ditch these. Perhaps a little judicious thinning will do.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
3 years ago