Aromatic Aster

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Here’s a view of the back of the garden. The aromatic asters (Aster oblongifolius) in the foreground are providing the last flowers of the season.

aromatic aster (Aster oblongifolius)

They form a low hedge and I enjoy the textured foliage through the summer. I especially enjoy when they bloom in September and October.

At close range the blossoms are dainty and delicate.

aromatic aster (Aster oblongifolius)

However, the plants have been hardy. We’ve had very little rain for three months and have already had frost. Nevertheless, the plants continue to bloom and add a nice touch of color.

6 thoughts on “Aromatic Aster”

  1. Pretty and I love that they are still going strong despite lack of rain & nighttime frost. I am especially taken by the fact that they are aromatic enough to be so named and; I am imagining their scent mixed with all the others that fall offers – a perfume so rich and perfect that it could never be satisfactorily reproduced by the most gifted of human fragrance chemists.

  2. Thank you for highlighting and celebrating such lovely and “sturdy” flowers. We make our gardening lives easier when we plant these hardy, low-maintenance perennials–well-suited to local conditions.

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