Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Aster oblongifolius

Aster oblongifolius and Helianthus maximiliana 'Santa Fe'
Aster oblongifolius
In Texas, almost everyone I know, looks forward to autumn. The break from the heat is one reason. My favorite reason though is to finally see the buds and blooms from all the fall blooming plants. Aster oblongifolius and Helianthus maximiliana (Sunflower) are two autumn stars that are hard not to miss. What can be better than a purple and golden yellow color combination for fall! These two drought resistant plants were made for each other! As the Asters multiply I plan on extending them closer and closer to the Autumn Sunflowers for an even better display.

1 comment:

turtlegaby said...

It took me a while to read all your posts, but it was well worth it. I was wondering, what kind of Yucca you have in this bed? It's not a filamentosa, is it? I love the look of those stems and would like to get a couple of those too. And how old are they? I figure, it's the age that makes them look like this.