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Asters & Sunflowers

Posted by phyleux Z6 WPA (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 11, 06 at 9:37

Matsumoto Dark Blue

I love the colors of this aster. It is even darker purple than this picture.

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Moulin Rouge Sunflower
The Goldfinches love this sunflower!

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American Giant Sunflower

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A disappointment at only 8 feet tall (I shouldnt complaint I didnt amend the soil this year and only fertilized a few times). Next year I am bound and determined to grow giants! Found a nice little book called "Secrets of Giant Sunflowers" by Bernard Lavery, and I am going to try some tall varieties like Botts Strain Russian Mammoths and probably Sunzillas.

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RE: Asters & Sunflowers

Your sunflowers and asters are pretty!Love those purple asters.

RE: Asters & Sunflowers

Amazing colors on those asters, what variety are they?


RE: Asters & Sunflowers

Love the asters. Yeah, what variety are they? Where did you get the seeds?

RE: Asters & Sunflowers

The Asters are Dark Blue Matsumoto (Callistephus chinensis). I got them at Stokes Seeds, but I plan to save seeds for next year and for some trades. Will post when ready.

RE: Asters & Sunflowers

just beautiful Phillip! Your pictures always make me feel like I am standing right there, looking at them 'in person'-

you want BIG sunnies, eh? sounds good to me- go for it!
sunflowers always make me smile :))

thanks for posting,

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