Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Asters in Autumn

I love the pink/purple combo peeking through the arbor. This is how asters look their best. Planted someplace where their ratty bottoms are hidden.
All the bees that left the Sedum have gone to the asters.
Old weathered bird house, asters and a scattering of fallen apple leaves.
These mini asters in the rockwall garden look almost like their taller cousins except they only grow about 15 inches high. They are very neat compact fall bloomers.
Behind the rockwall it is full of wild asters. I put the dark purple ones back there, but the light ones all moved in on their own.

I have been working a little on the blocks for that tree skirt. I have finished 20 6-inch blocks. To make a tree skirt I would need 80 more of them. I am not willing to do that much more work for a tree skirt, so I will turn them into something else--most likely a table runner.

Here are the two possible layouts for the table runner.

Which one do you like better?


  1. Good Morning:

    The garden is so beautiful!

    The second layout of the blocks jumps out at me! Possibly beause the black is so much more pronounced.

    Have a wonderful day Zoey!

  2. I like the second layout better. It feels more "complete".

  3. I have to agree, I like the second table runner better.
    You have such gorgeous flowers, Zoey and how true that the asters are much prettier when their ratty bottoms are hiding. Hey that reminds me..I too like to hide my bottom for pics..hehe

  4. What gorgeous asters! I can't believe it's October already and the flowers will be biting the dust soon.
    I also like the second layout-looks more 'formed' to me. So pretty!

  5. Thanks Sally, Karen, Betty, and Dianne for taking a moment to let me know which one you liked best. You have all picked the one I liked, so I guess it shall be that one.

  6. Zoey, I love the asters. I have lots but they are wild and just popped up. I guess I didn't weed to well this year. I planted a couple last year and one did make it but not doing well. Guess I'll just stick to the wild ones!lol Jean

  7. Hi Zoey,
    I had your blog bookmarked, and am now looking at the blogs I marked. I am new at blogging, and probably found you from someone else's blog I scrolled down, and enjoyed looking at your blog. We grow some of the same kinds of flowers. That waterfall is gorgeous!

    I'm not great at sewing, but I did like the second row better, even though I had to look closely to figure out the difference.

    I love your asters and other flowers. That's a great idea to hide the bottoms.

    Sue, from Nebraska


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