Sunday, November 23, 2008



This was one of the largest Aster plants I have seen. It was a beautiful color. The plant looked blue from the distance and a little more lavender as you got close. These were taken in Newtown, Connecticut. There is a beautiful garden at the police station but I can’t seem to find out the name of it. The children’s garden is enchanting and there is also a small vegetable plot. The garden has a good selection of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. It looked very well maintained when I was there.

Inside the potting shed at the garden they had stapled all the labels of the annuals and perennials they had planted. This is a great idea and I am definitely going to do it next year. It might have to be adapted to poster board but it should help me remember the varieties, which is sometimes difficult to do. Putting the labels in the ground is not very effective and one year we used an envelope to save them but this will be better.


joey said...

As always, a stunning parade of beautiful flowers. Happy Thanksgiving, Chris.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

joey, thanks so much. Your continued support has been wonderful. Best wishes for you and your family over the coming holidays.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Indeed, they are large asters! And the colour is a heavenly shade!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I like your flower pics, but am thankful for this idea for the plant tags. Right now, the ones I have kept track of are in a basket with my seeds, but whenever I want to check on a particular plant, its tag is somewhere else.

Shannon said...

Asters are one of favorite flowers. I didn't discover them until I was an adult but in my Texas garden they would burst into bloom right about the time everything died back for winter.

The potting shed is picture perfect, I will have to remember that for someday.