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Now these are some proper late summer herbaceous borders!

My friend Elaine and I made a date for lunch today at Aston Pottery in the village of Aston. Last year the owners were busy planting some perennial borders and this year the borders are absolutely spectacular. We are both avid plants women; we were in heaven.

Walking down the path was just breathtaking. I know…they’re only flowers…but you should have seen the bees and bumblebees and butterflies on the bee balm and Echinacea.

The phlox! What can I say about the phlox? It’s magical here. Big bronze stems and bright fuchsia blooms.

Agapanthus, crane’s bill geranium, huge stargazer lilies, michaelmas daisies and astras, coreopsis and crocosmia.

Absolutely no room to move within the borders. This is fantastic because they hold each other up and choke out the weeds. What a brilliant treat to see.

On our way out we waved to owner Stephen Baughan. He was busy planting a huge border on a ten foot bank. Way to go Stephen, the gardens look lovely.

Comments: 6

  • August 9, 2012
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    Lovely colors!

  • August 9, 2012
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    Lovely, indeed. I’m just back from a walk in the public garden two blocks from my apartment. No English garden flowers there. So nice to get a taste of your kind of lovely to round out my day.

  • August 10, 2012
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    What beautiful flowers!! I love them! Keep up the great work!
    Becca 😉

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