Asters are the stars of our September gardens, and indeed the word aster means ‘star'.
There is pleasure in just working outside since we realize winter will soon close in and closing us indoors.
A native of the Mediterranean region, it resists settling into Midwestern gardens unless we pamper it a bit.
This is the season to savor the flowers that are still blooming and to harvest the flowers that dry well for winter arrangements.
The scents of summer can surround us if we grow plants like these, strategically placed in our garden.
If you yearn for a carpet of color on a bank or sloping area of your garden, plant some phlox subulate.
Everything you could ever want to know about the crocus... on this Focus on the Flowers.