Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wildflower Wednesday: They'll Always Be Asters To Me!

Symphotrichum oblongifolium just doesn't haven't the same ring to it.  This stand of Fall-Blooming Asters was originally a single one gallon plant.  I think I need more of these in my garden!

The bees would doubtless concur!

This fellow didn't care about posing for the camera: nectar was the only thing on his mind!

As you can see, the Asters are gloriously full of blooms which are fading fast, thanks to our unseasonably warm temperatures and the lack of rain.  Although they are heat and drought tolerant, 50 days without moisture from the sky is a bit much.  I've done some supplemental watering and these flowers are my reward for spending so much time with hose in hand.

Wildflower Wednesday is Gail of Clay and Limestone's once a month meme celebrating the natives in her garden and ours.  Hike on over to her little piece of Nashville and join in the fun!

9 comments:

Gail said...

I have this aster, too. As you can see I still call them asters! It's a floppy plant, but, the bees adore it and I want the bees to be happy...Thanks for joining WW! xxoogail I am visualizing rain falling on your garden~

Dee @ Red Dirt Ramblings said...

Happy WW Cindy! I hate the new asters name. Too hard.~~Dee

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I have the cultivar 'October Skies', and it is tough, but your conditions are truly extreme. I hope you get some rain soon.

Kathy said...

Our asters are all gone, so it's nice to see yours. Hope you get rain soon.

Elizabeth Barrow said...

Very pretty -- and yes, always asters!

Rose said...

I'm trying to learn more botanical names, but I agree once an aster, always an aster! We finally got some rain this week; I hope the rain gods smile on you soon, too, Cindy.

Rebecca said...

Hoping the 2 asters I planted this year will grow to be as full and luscious as YOURS! They'll always be asters to ME, too.

David & Melanie said...

Too funny!....I just posted an Aster for my Wildflower and now am looking at the other entries! Asters galore, but mine is a white one. :-)
I love your yard! David/ aka Mr. P.

I'll try to be by to visit some time in early November.
Tropical Texana/ Houston

Cindy, MCOK said...

Thanks, y'all!