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Heath Aster, A Fall Favorite

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    The current buzz around the bee colony is that the heath aster is in bloom!  These United States native plants start blooming in late September(here in Delaware) and persist until the beginning of November; possibly later if it remains warm.  At the peak flowering period, typically mid-October, the flowers engulf the planting and look like a heavy frost or light snow.  This blooming display is eye appealing and very important as a late food source for bees and other nectar loving insects.      Though the majority of the growing season the heath aster is green it is...

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Miscanthus 'Variegatus'

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There are plants and then there are plants that just stand out and command attention.  The 'Variegatus' miscanthus, also commonly known as variegated maiden hair grass, is just this show stopping plant. 

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