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Awesome autumn blooming Asters

The Asters in my garden have been planted from seeds. I admit they were planted a bit late in spring so they have just begun to bloom in mid-September.  I love Asters since they bring a splash of color to the garden and bloom well into autumn. Butterflies and bees love them and that is one of the best reasons to add them to the garden every year. They also make great cut flowers even though I do this sparingly.

Asters are daisy-like, firm and stately flowers and some species can grow up to 8 feet. They are perennial but there are also annual varieties. Colors include, violet, purple, pink, blue and white. There are about 250 types of Asters and they come in varying heights. While I grow them from seed by simply spreading them in the garden, they can also be started indoors for earlier flowering and for container gardens. Asters are happy in shady areas and after they are established they need very little attention and minimal watering.

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