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Friday, October 7, 2011

More Gifts

Little Ranch on the (Eventual) Prairie has been the recipient of a variety of gift plants this year. (Doesn't "gift plant" sound nicer than "volunteer" or "weed"?) Native asters have been particularly generous.

Note how the wild form of New England aster nestled in next to "Wild Romance," creating a delightful fall combination.
The "Dortmund" rose next to this white aster is not nearly as happy with its new neighbor as "Wild Romance" is.
But the aster is proving to be so spectacular (and so popular with pollinators of all kinds) that I couldn't bring myself to get rid of it.
It needs a new home--but it really does make a nice foreground for two other gift plants: a four-foot goldenrod and a ten-foot pokeweed, screening our view of the street.