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Monday, 29 September 2008

Purple Dome Dominator !!!

Purple Dome Aster ... you are taking your own sweet time blooming ? Ah ! ... now I remember why it is taking a wee bit longer than usual .. I did the pinching back thing in hopes of shorter plants that were sturdier .. and a prolonged blooming time ? This is down to me and my experiments in how to delay blooming and drive yourself nuts waiting all in one easy step ! But hey ... I know the show will be worth it : )


Peeps of purple happening here .. not long now ... patience .. use the "Force' Luke !!

8 comments:

nancybond said...

They're going to be beauties when they do bloom. :)

perennialgardener said...

Look at the size of those buds! Can't wait to see how pretty the flowers are going to be!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Nancy .. funny how we see some of these every year but wait like kids for them to open all over again .. that is ME .. a BIG kid ! LOL

Patsi said...

Great you have new blooms this time of year.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hey there again PG .. each of my Autumn plants are taking their own sweet time flowering .. and that is OK ! LOL .. it is like having to wait to unwrap presents for me, even if I'm not actually unwrapping them ? : )

GardenJoy4Me said...

Patsi .. I am in love with that store ! .. good thing I am not near it .. BIG sigh !
That squash is amazing .. your hubby looks very proud of it indeed ! LOL
Yup .. more blooms to look forward to : )

GardenAuthor said...

I applaud your industry in employing the pinching back technique. This, tempered with patience, always yields results well worth the wait. Gorgeous, fat buds! ~ Deb

GardenJoy4Me said...

Deb .. if my garden were much bigger I might forget those little tricks .. but a BIG yes ! to doing that .. I think it really does make a lovely difference in how the flowers are yielded : )