I picked these gorgeous Asters from the garden today. They are from the fairly popular variety ‘Big Boy’. I sowed the seed in early Spring and they have been happily growing all summer. They began flowering about a month ago and boy do they flower? The more I pick the more they sprout. I’m getting about two or three bunches from them every week. And they look lovely teamed up with my white Gladioli that are also flowering at the moment.
As space-saving cutting flowers I can’t recommend Asters enough. I have one small row (about 1.5 metres long). And when you think about the cost of cut flowers in the shops, I’d say the £1.50 I spent on seed has been well worth it. I’ll definitely be growing them again next year. I might even throw caution to the wind and do two rows. ooooh!
Ooohhh they are fab and are on my list to grow for next year, what seed company are they from ??
I grew Zinnias and Rudbeckias this year and they are stunning and like you I am picking bunches every week, so what with the dahlias as well I have saved pounds not having to buy cut flowers.
They look lovely, I’ve grown a variety called Appleblossom this year, a pretty pink/white, although I haven’t cut any, must do that!
How lovely! I must remember to plant them in my garden come spring!
I have a real soft spot for Asters. My Mum used to grow them in our garden when I was growing up. Your post prompted me to remember them (and lots of happy associations).
Liking those. Pretty, yet not too blousy. Perhaps you can give us all a reminder when you sow some in the Spring to make us all go out and plant some! I get obsessed with food crops in Spring and forget about the pretty things.
your flowers are very nice and gorgeous!!!! hope to own flowers like that someday.
They look great, another good one is Apple blossom which is a pinky white but I will try and remember to plant some of the big boy variety next spring.
Have made a mental note for next Spring, actually I better write it down otherwise I will forget! They look lovely, there is nothing like freshly cut flowers to brighten up the home.
They are just gorgeous. In that old-fashioned but classic kind of way. I’m quite inspired to grow some myself!
Hi Maureen – I think they were bog-standard Suttons, or similar. They were one of my ‘seed weakness’ purchases when I went to the garden centre.
Clairetweet – will do. I too get obsessed with sowing Peas and stuff in early Spring and then panic-sow all of my flowers in one day :)
Fantasic flowers, love the photo. I’m double supper defo going to add ‘Big boy’ to my list of aster action! ;) I’m not sure of blogging etiquette but I’m sure you don’t mind me making a link from my site to this page do you?
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