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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Dec 1, 2020 6:01 PM CST
October Skies

Beautiful blue flowers reflect the sky when this aster blooms. A great late pollinator plant.

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Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
Dec 1, 2020 6:03 PM CST
Great banner Laurie! Blue aster blooms are some of my favorite blue flowers!
Name: Asa
Wasatch Front - Utah
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evermorelawnless
Dec 1, 2020 6:16 PM CST
The bees just love 'em. And they are one of the last to go. Great banner.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Dec 1, 2020 6:26 PM CST
Beautiful blooms & banner, Laurie....form, colors, contrast, lighting, composition.
The yellow center really sets it off.
Good job! Thumbs up

(they look more lavender than blue to me, but I'm legally color blind. Rolling my eyes. )
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Dec 1, 2020 7:10 PM CST
Beautiful banner Laurie!
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Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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arctangent
Dec 1, 2020 8:33 PM CST
Terrific grouping of these aster blooms. They make a wonderful banner. I especially like the range of stages of development of the blooms' central discs. Thumbs up Smiling
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Fleur569
Dec 1, 2020 9:01 PM CST
What a mellow, easy on the eyes banner. So well cropped. Just pleasant to look at. Love it! 💎 💎 💎 💎 💎
Name: Maggie
Western New York (Zone 5b)
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DeerXing
Dec 1, 2020 9:04 PM CST
Oh, Laurie - This banner is terrific! Color, contrast, composition and clarity are spot on. Well done!
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Dec 1, 2020 9:31 PM CST
Lovely banner, Laurie! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Margie
NY (Zone 7a)
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MargieNY
Dec 1, 2020 11:06 PM CST
A very pretty October Skies aster banner. Excellent! I always looking forward to seeing them each Fall. The bees love them too.



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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Dec 2, 2020 1:50 PM CST
Thank you all for your compliments, likes and acorns! The moderator flipped the image to show off the best flower--thank you! I'm having fun creating banners! Smiling

October Skies is another favorite plant, blooming when most everything else is done. Cal, you are correct--it has a bit of a lavender shade rather than true blue.

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