CHINA ASTER – A splendorous flowering Annual

August 31, 2014 – 02:55 am

For a moment Let us watch below.We all like to grow Aster in our gardens. Why so? Is it because of its fascinating flowers? Definitely the answer should be ‘yes’.

What about the flowers? Do you feel them as stars .If so; there is a reason behind it. The name ‘Aster’ derives from an ancient Greek word meaning star. The Aster belonged to the family Asteraceae includes more than 600 species. Asters are available with flowers in different colors; whiteam red, pink, blue, purple lavender etc.

Aster is propagated through seeds. For growing Aster, seeds have to be sown on raised beds or pots. Seedlings can be transplanted to indented place, pots or Beds, 20-30 days after sowing. A layer of Neem cake may be applied as basal manure.

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David's Garden Seeds Flower Aster Bachelor's Button (Cornflower) DGS3203.A (Multi Color) 500 Seeds by David's Garden Seeds
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  • Days to Bloom: 95 to 105
  • Non-GMO, easy to grow and hand packed here in the United States by David s Garden Seeds
  • A drought tolerant annual, native to Europe, which has naturalized throughout North America
  • The upper half of the plant is multi­stemmed, producing many flowers
  • Germination rate: 70%

... the party is over ...

by that, I mean summer is over and fall, with it's chilly nights, is triggering the passing of my flower garden.
I don't normally post here but couldn't help myself with having just arranged my last bouquet from an annual flower garden.
I have gleaned and saved flower seeds for nearly 40 years -- cosmos, sunflower, zinnea, love in a mist, poppy, nasturium, aster, snapdragon, calendula, marigold, morning glory and a host of colorful wildflowers.
I have shared my seeds and floral bouquets with friends, neighbors and strangers.
I have...

Moon Garden...Wav

Taking plant sugestions for my up-coming moon garden(CNY)....
I already have in mind the following:
1) Queen Anne's Lace
2) Shasta Daisy
3) Wave Petunia
4) Geranium (White)
5) Lambs Ear
6) Moon Flower (Jipsum Weed)
7) Aster
8) ConeFlower (White)
Anyone have annual, or most importantly, perrenial suggestions? Im wide open to ideas. Fall bulbs are a thought aswell.

As Davy Crockett said, "You may all go to

Hell, and I will go to Texas." Lawd, I do miss Texas.
But to stay on the gardening topic, there is a lovely book, Gardening in South Texas, by Renton, Newcomer, and Bates. Out of print.
For August, these are the flowers recommended for starting from seed:
"Aster, Bell of Ireland, Calendula, Candytuft, Canterbury bell (annual only), Cosmos, Delphinium (perennial), Hollyhock, Pansy, Petunia, Snapdragon, Stock, Sweet William, Tithonia (sacred flower of the Incas), Wallflower, and Zinnia." p. 25 And, I am sure, there are many more.

WallMonkeys.com Pink Annual Aster Flower - 30"W x 20"H - Peel and Stick Wall Decal by Wallmonkeys
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  • Simply Peel and Stick! Remove and re-use.
  • Sticks to virtually any painted surface.
  • Can be moved again and again. No professional installation required.
  • Printed, packed, and shipped in the USA!
  • Please be sure you ordered the right size for your intended use.

20+ Blue Moon / Red Moon Aster Mix Flower Seeds / Reseeding Annual
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  • Easy to grow from seed / undemanding plant, very little care
  • Fast growing and Long flowering
  • Bi-color Aster
  • Sun or partial shade
  • This year s fresh seeds
Wildflower Company Alaska Wildflower Seed Garden Bulk Mix 3.5 oz Covers 350 Square Feet
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  • Includes popular annual and perennial wildflowers from Alaska
  • Forget-Me-Not, Columbine, Iceland Poppy, Fireweed, Arctic Lupine
  • Shooting Star, Iris, Wild Rose, Aster, Bluebell, Flax, and Paintbrush
  • High quality seeds selected to grow anywhere in the world
  • Planting instructions included
30+ Yellow Duchess Tall Aster Flower Seeds / Self-seeding Annual
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  • Easy to grow from seed / undemanding plant, very little care
  • Fast growing and Long flowering
  • Grows 30 inches tall
  • Full sun or partial shade
  • This year s fresh seeds

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