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Flowers to start from seed: Cannabis, cosmos, snaps, ageratum, seed dahlias, godetia, aster, celosia, malva, salvia, lupine, Achimenes (tubers), brachyscome (15C), dianthus (5), stock(10L), lockspar (20C).
Then focus on adding more seasonal diversity, like milkweeds for summer, asters for fall.
The dry prairie along the bluff top is home to little bluestem, wild bergamot, columbine and silky aster — a colorful display in the spring.
For spring and summer flowers, plant seed for aster, cornflower, cosmos, larkspur, nasturtium, nicotiana, periwinkle, portulaca, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragon, verbena and zinnias.
Good companions are annual or perennial blue salvias, blue veronicas, amsonia or Japanese aster (Kalimeris incisa ‘Blue Star’).
Berries are ripening, summer-blooming flowers have gone to seed, and there are multitudes of tiny spiders and other small invertebrates on foliage and abundant blooming asters.
There are dozens of aster species native to Kentucky.
Swallows suddenly swoop through the skies on their way south; the asters explode with color in the gardens; the evening clouds become even more vivid in their pinks and mauves, purples and iridescent yellows.
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ASTER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aster for English Language Learners
: a type of plant that is grown in gardens for its colorful flowers
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medical Definition of aster
- The first stage in the formation of the mitotic spindle in a typical animal cell is the appearance of microtubules in a “sunburst” arrangement, or aster, around each centrosome during early prophase.
- —Gerald Karp, Cell and Molecular Biology: Concepts and Experiments, 6th edition, 2010
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