Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Winning Combination

The Mary Stoker mums have been in front of the house for 2 years now. They really are a favorite. Chrysanthemums have a special place in Ed's heart. His great grandfather had them in his garden. It never dawned on us, however, that New England asters would be such a fantastic combination plant for them. Yellow and purple are a favorite color combination, and both plants bloom in the fall. It took a self-sewn aster among the chrysanthemums to call our attention to the possibilities.

Plans are being made to divide the mums and transplant asters so that we can enjoy more of this winning combination next year. It's nice to plan your garden, but sometimes the garden plans itself with inspiring results.

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