Saturday, October 17, 2009

Mums and Asters, the perfect fall combo

When walking out of the woods and up to our house this is the view that greets you across the lawn. Big banks of asters and mums, I don't know the varieties, they are all hand-me-downs but I'm especially fond of this combination of the dark pinks and blues together.  I think I cut the asters on the right a bit hard and the mums not enough, the left side is more balanced.  I sheer them all back a couple of times in early summer to make for sturdier more floriferous plants come October.  My papa, who gave me most of my mums and asters, always said not to cut them after the 4th of July.

No picture I take seems to do the blue of these asters justice.  When I wake up in the morning and look out the bedroom window, I'm greeted by the dazzling spectacle of these cheery blue dainties.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Yes, they do look lovely together!