Category Archives: Asters

Trimming Fall Seeds and Attitudes

The 1080 Laughing Labyrinth felt overwhelming this summer as the aggressive prairie grasses dominated over the more sublime domestic and native forbs.  Little mums hardly poked through the tangle. Daisies cowered under the intrusive tall grass. The sublime Bleeding Hearts … Continue reading

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Spring in the Laughing Labyrinth

This unusual spring, a full four to five weeks ahead of the norm is simply spectacular!  The Magnolia tree held full blooms for many days – almost two weeks in fact.  Now, emerging leaves lend color and texture to the … Continue reading

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Rescue Plants

The thought occurred to me today as I wandered the Labyrinth and noticed that the half dead Mums I bought in late August from HyVee  were actually blooming!  I planted, watered, trimmed, blessed (actually said, “OK, guys and gals you … Continue reading

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Reprising Their Roles

How lovely that Carol G’s daisy-like flowers are re-blooming!  I already picked off some ripe seed heads to harden over winter and will scatter them come late winter with sand. And, the New England Asters compliments of Mick and JoAnn … Continue reading

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As autumn approaches, the Asters come into their own with the rich purples and pinks of the New England Asters, the diminutive and subtly tinted Amethyst Aster, and the popping sprays of white or the heath aster, also called the … Continue reading

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