Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Flower for the Day More Asters 10-11-16

Along with the 8 foot tall pale lavender asters in the meadow we have two other forms of aster.
This deeper lavender aster is in several gardens. It grows to about 2 feet tall.

We  also have a similar aster in a a more magenta color. They return each year.

Bravely my sweet flower resists
Heat of August, autumn cold;
And though she has amethysts
For her dower, and some gold,
Never roadside beggar passed her
Without nod from purple aster.


Dear plebeian, but for thee
And thy lover, golden-rod,
Lonesomer the road would be
Which the country folk must plod;
And each little maid and master
Would regret thee, purple aster!


When November winds blow chill,
And the fields are brown and sear,
You will find her, cheerful still,
With her lover standing near,
While old Winter fast and faster
Comes to claim brave purple aster.

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