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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Autumn Asters

Along the neighbor's fence, I planted some asters that I received from a local garden club's plant giveaway.  In September, they bloom!



  

What I've never understood is:  why do flies like the asters?  They're all over the flowers.


17 comments:

  1. Wonder why I don't have Asters? They are so delicate and pretty. Better the flies on them than in the house.

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  2. What a wonderful bunch of Asters.

    FlowerLady

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  3. I just love asters. I noticed I have a lot of flies and bees on mine, too. Not sure why. Your asters look amazing.

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  4. I have not planned as well as you. I am jealous that you have such pretty asters in bloom :)

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  5. I have noticed the flies and also a lot of little butterflies and moths on mine.
    They are a nice spot of color for Autumn,

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  6. Hum, good question on the flies but an answer, I do not have for you.... My asters croaked this year. Not sure if the bunny got them or heat and drought, either way, My asters are no more. Sniff Sniff...

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  7. Always fun to win plants! Yours are a good size and very pretty. I haven't noticed flies on mine ... i will have to look. I planted one by my back fence and a rabbit ate all of it but the stems. :/ The ones by our house are fine.

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  8. Not sure why the flies like asters but I love them! They are so drought tolerant and look good all the time. You can't beat that.

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  9. I just planted a couple this year (mine are a little different looking--more blue). Yours are really lovely.

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  10. I have some shorter blue asters that I planted from seed last year, and they are blooming their little hearts out now. Some of those flies you have may be bees. There is a type of bee that looks just like a fly.
    Suzanne

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  11. I like most all flowers. These asters are very pretty. I have never planted any of those. You planted yours in the right spot.

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  12. ~Darla
    I agree. In fact, the asters were planted by the back patio for a year and I moved them so the flies wouldn't
    be right by the door.

    ~FlowerLady
    Thanks.

    ~Bonnie
    I guess all creatures like them.

    ~JB
    They're easy. I hope you can find a space for some.

    ~Rosey
    I have little butterflies too. It's nice to get some "new" flowers in the fall.

    ~Skeeter
    They're pretty drought tolerant. Maybe it was the bunny. Or all your deer.

    ~Amy
    Bunnies got some of yours too? My neighborhood bunny must not like them.

    ~Gina
    Thanks.

    ~tina
    Something easy after a long hot summer is refreshing.

    ~Rebecca
    Thanks.

    ~Suzanne
    I think I have bees too. They don't hold still much to see. Shorter would be nice. These can get a little floppy at times.

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  13. OOOOH! I wish we had a garden club somewhere close--and I don't have any energy left to start one myself!! I love the asters--not one that I have tried before! I bet the purple looks great with the season oranges and yellows!

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  14. Hmmm not sure but I read that small and symmetrical flowers - like the Aster - are perfect for smaller insects like flies to access the nectar. That and maybe the fact that there isn't lot's of other plants in bloom to attract them?

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  15. I must check and see if I have flies on my asters as they are just starting to bloom here - last weekend mine were covered in hoverflies which you would probably know better as flower flies in the USA.

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