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Learn about how to best assess your gardens for Spring on this edition of Focus On Flowers.
When there are no flowers blooming in our gardens during these cold winter months, I often find myself indulging my passion for flowers in introspective ways.
Asters are the stars of our September gardens, and indeed the word aster means ‘star'.
It has many virtues, such as a spicy perfume, reliability, and rich colors.
This hard working plant was a mainstay in our grandparents' gardens.
As we walk around our gardens hoping to find that last rose of summer, we are already dreaming of roses yet to come.
We are surprised and chagrined by the way weeds keep popping up no matter how vigilant we are. But we can also be surprised by the more decorative plants.