Fall Wildflowers Report from jmorth's Garden: I love the Fall Wildflowers.

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Fall Wildflowers Report from jmorth's Garden

By jmorth
November 17, 2013

New England Asters are starring in this show. These are the 6' wild kind, mostly purple, some pink. Absolute butterfly magnet, often 5 or 7 varieties on sunny days. The rich purple of the asters is complemented by the shiny gold on tall Goldenrod which tops out at up to 10 ft. Another wildflower, the golden sunflower, Maximilian, is also in prime flowering mode. It is a very floriferous fall sunflower that also can be a huge Monarch attractant just before the Monarch migration passes through here in the fall.

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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Nov 16, 2013 10:19 PM CST
Thank you for this article Jay, it is nice to see someone so excited about Asters and Goldenrod, they are so beautiful together Smiling
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Nov 16, 2013 11:08 PM CST
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SongofJoy
Nov 17, 2013 1:32 AM CST
I agree. Those are some of my favorites ... including the Paw Paw. My little Paw Paw patch has not yet produced fruit, a few more years to go. But I love them just the same. :)

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blue23rose
Nov 17, 2013 7:42 AM CST
I never knew that those little white flowered things were asters. Nice article and pictures!
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frostweed
Nov 17, 2013 8:20 AM CST
I have a small Paw Paw also, but not great hopes that will fruit here, they do grow in east Texas, so who knows? Smiling
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Sharon
Nov 17, 2013 12:13 PM CST
There is nothing like a ripe Paw Paw, makes me so hungry just thinking of them.

J, your article gathered all my favorites into one neat package. Thank you!
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eclayne
Nov 17, 2013 3:47 PM CST

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I've been admiring your photos of these pants for years. Thanks for putting it all together in one article.
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jmorth
Nov 17, 2013 11:30 PM CST
Thanks for all the acorns and thumbs.
(photos of these pants?)
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virginiarose
Nov 18, 2013 5:42 AM CST
J, nice article! I also have admired your asters, I added about 7 in the past year. I would really like a big one like yours, but Heath Asters are too invasive here just like Maximilian Sunflowers. I do have several of the New England asters which I totally love. Lovey dubby


https://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/1185/V01N02_...

http://www.ehow.com/how_8073025_kill-maximillian-sunflower.h...
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Roosterlorn
Nov 23, 2013 8:46 AM CST
Looks like those long drives to the corn fields made a lasting impression! Thanks for the nice show! Smiling
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blue23rose
Nov 23, 2013 9:40 AM CST
Susan, I enjoyed reading the article printed in 1900 about white heath aster. Very interesting about the bees and how it could be used to fertilize fields.

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virginiarose
Nov 24, 2013 1:24 PM CST
Thank you! Green Grin!
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