The Garden of Live Flowers

Tales of the bintgoddess and her zone 5b garden in Chicago, Illinois

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

April: psyche, it's actually a flashback to September 2007

My entry in the GardeningGoneWild PictureThis native plant photo contest:

Sky blue aster, Aster oolentangiensis, an Illinois prairie native that has naturalized in my Chicago garden. When in full bloom it makes solid masses of lovely lavender flowers like drifts of oddly colored snow. It's a plant that makes me feel like a gardening rock star, but of course my secret to success is it's supposed to be here.


Blogger Outside In said...

Beautiful blue colors! get ready for the hot day coming tomorrow.

6:52 AM  
Blogger lostlandscape said...

I like the all-over business in the photo, with the flowers floating everywhere. Nice plant, and a nice photo of it!

10:42 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Fantastic blue and a must get as soon as possible in my garden plant! gail

10:15 AM  
Blogger forest said...

That's gorgeous.

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Saxon Holt said...

Well the contest is done and results posted over at GGW early next week. Thanks for your entry and I am giving each photo bit of constructive criticism.
What a beautiful carpet of blue and I like way you have composed the photo using the whole frame. I think it could used a bit more snap and for this contest I would like to see some sort of garden reference, though this photo is nice as is.

11:53 PM  
Blogger Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Beautiful photo of a beautiful plant! I notice that it has undergone a name change since I was first introduced to it as Aster azureus. At least it got to keep the Aster part, unlike the poor New England Asters and others.

2:48 PM  

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