Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year
Michaelmas was on Sunday, and weeks of waiting are over. The asters I was impatiently anticipating back in August (Day 224 Waiting for Asters) are bursting into bloom. These ebullient flowers have an odd hold on me – typically, plants with small leaves and small flowers can appear fussy en masse, giving a border a noisy, over-complicated air. But clouds of asters only ever fill me with joy, in spite of the diminutive upper leaves and tiny flower buds – I can stand back and admire the grand effect, or step up close and marvel at the intricate details. I wonder if it’s simply that the daisy is one of the first flowers any of us ever draws, and so occupies a special place in both our visual and emotional memory, taking us ever back to simpler, less complicated times.
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Hello! I’m Andrew, gardener, blogger, podcaster, and owner of a too-loud laugh, and I’m so pleased you’ve found your way to Gardens, weeds & words. You can read a more in-depth profile of me on the About page, or by clicking the image above.