Asters Steal the Show

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Fall would not be complete without a few asters in bloom.  While I love the look of ‘mums’ in their oranges, yellows, and browns (especially when they flank a porch or front door), nothing beats the shock of purple from a fall blooming aster.  Mine are reliable, and require little care, and they are in their 4th or 5th year.  This variety is Aster (novae-angliae) ‘purple dome’.  ‘Purple dome’ is one of the hardiest asters and grows from 18-24 inches tall.  They bloom August-September.  And the bees love them, too!


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Stephanie Koski

Stephanie is a retired physician, mother to three boys, and an avid gardener with many hobbies and interests. She lives outside of Salem, Oregon, in the mid-Willamette Valley. Stephanie does all of the photography and writing for this website, and all content is original and copyrighted.

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