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Asters get their name from the Latin word for “star,” and their flowers are indeed the superstars of the fall garden. Some types of this native plant can reach up to 6 feet with flowers in white and pinks but also, perhaps most strikingly, in rich purples and showy lavenders.

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Not all asters are fall bloomers. Extend the season by growing some of the summer bloomers, as well. Some are naturally compact; tall types that grow more than 2 feet tall benefit from staking or an early-season pinching or cutting back by about one-third in July or so to keep the plant more compact.

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Asters are invaluable in the hardy border, adding superb color in the autumn. Plants are very durable and long lived. September brings a burst of flowers in a wide range of colours that blend well together and are showy right to the close of the season.
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Another common name is Michaelmas daisy.
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I love this colour…
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I wish you all a fantastic Friday…:)