Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Bountiful Bursting Blooms, Batman!


Hi!

Last fall, I picked up six perennial aster plants at a home improvement store. The instructions said to shear them by 1/2 in the middle of summer, which I did. I think it made a big difference, because they were getting "leggy." After that, they really filled out and became nice mounds. It delayed their blooms (because they were budded-out when I sheared them), but it was worth the wait! I have six of these beauties in the side yard. I owe a nod to my friend Elinor. Before she befriended me, I would have been lucky to grow a few blades of fescue... what a treat these purple blooms are! :)

Happy Knitting!
Lisa Kay


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