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    ... but when you're backing out of the driveway and out of the car window you see a cloud of pink and then purple, it's hard not to be impressed.

    Now I'm glad I let the asters grow!
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    Beautiful

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    what a show!

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    Lovely color spot:)

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    i don't care if there weeds or not. i love them. Gorgeous. :D

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    PHlox one of my favorites..

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    I have a bunch of phlox too... just not along the driveway!

    These are just asters. The pink flew in from the back yard, blown from a plant that I had purchased. The purple is the native wild New England Aster.

    Now the two have hybridized and I have several shades that are in between!

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    Phlox are easy to grow and really give a great show of color.

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    Those are beautiful! How lucky you are to have such brilliant colors to admire every day. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmabby
    Phlox are easy to grow and really give a great show of color.
    Yes. And I wish mine didn't get spider mites! Anybody know how to deal with those? I notice that they are also afflicting all the ground ivy in my lawn. Not that I care about the ground ivy, just that if I spray the phlox and don't spray the lawn, the mites will probably just move on into the phlox again. :thumbdown:

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    And I should also be thankful to the deer that munched these asters down at just the right time. Otherwise they would be a foot taller and falling over sideways. It turned out to have been very effective pruning and timed better than I could have done.

    However...

    I will NOT thank the deer for pruning my shrubs last winter!

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    Beautiful.

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    All wildflowers were weeds at one time ... most are beautiful!

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    Pretty flowers. Nature always show her beauty.

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    I let the little white flowers with the yellow centers grow too. I know they are weeds but they look like tiny daisies. Pretty even if they are weeds!

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    I am trying to get up the courage to dig some up by the side of the road. Maybe I should think of it as "rescue" The bad thing is that I have a vanity plate on my car and people would know who it is

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    Weeds are undiscovered flowers.....Those are gorgeous. Lucky you.

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    very pretty, love some of those "weeds"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    ... but when you're backing out of the driveway and out of the car window you see a cloud of pink and then purple, it's hard not to be impressed.

    Now I'm glad I let the asters grow!
    THERE ARE NOT WEEDS JUST WILD FLOWERS.

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    I would love to have some seeds from those weeds! :)

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    Weeds are in the definition, a weed is something that grows where it isn't wanted. Orchids in a pineapple field are weeds. These aren't weeds as long as you love them.

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    Very Very Pretty!!!!!!

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    Really beautiful weeds. We have some 3ft high weeds in our backyard garden that are beginning to flower and hope they are as beautiful as yours.

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    Very pretty

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