Maine Wildflowers: Purple Asters
I added these delightful little purple asters to my garden a few years ago. Quite frankly, I wasn't sure they survived this year, until I discovered them hiding out amidst the foliage of my Golden Glow. What a pleasant surprise to find these bright flowers in bloom as other flowers have faded. Luckily for me, one of the plants has produced vibrant pink flowers, too.
I found them growing wild along an old dirt road near my home and transplanted them to my garden several years ago. If you are interested in transplanting wildflowers to your garden, dig them up in the fall and tuck them into the bed about 6 weeks before the ground freezes in your area. This gives the roots time to form before cold weather strikes. They will return in the spring as soon as warm weather arrives.
Until Next Time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!
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