Friday, October 29, 2010

Asters flowering at the Capitol Columns

We don't actually require that you color coordinate your outfits with the plantings, but we do appreciate it.

These Asters were added this spring. The planting was always intended to include three elements: Amsonia hubrechtii has attractively subtle blue flowers in the spring but it's major asset is it's golden fall show; Schizachyrium scoparium, Little Bluestem, a native grass that turns a lovely shade of of of...coral? for the winter; and now this sturdy Aster that looks like 'Purple Dome' but whose identity I have so far failed to ascertain. George voted one way, Joan another....I'm not going to be the one to break the tie, but I'll find out next week and amend this sad paragraph.

It looks great though. Before the Asters we had an annual grass as the third plant in the design. I think the Aster was a good choice.

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