|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!