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Blue Aster......


Blue Aster......

I know the names have all changed but to me they will always be Asters!!



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Gorgeous!

11 Oct, 2018

 

It is an Aster and as you say DD2, will always be an Aster. Why, oh why do they keep changing the names and who is "they" anyway.

12 Oct, 2018

 

Asters they are and ever shall be. That's what I say. I've never seen such a deep shade of blue...I like!

12 Oct, 2018

 

Thank you Bathgate, isn't it a gorgeous colour!
Thorney it really annoys me, all this name changing, it's the powers that be!! nothing else better to do with their time!
Thanks Pam, it's the best in our garden this year...

12 Oct, 2018

 

And to me :)

12 Oct, 2018

 

A brilliant colour Angela ...

12 Oct, 2018

 

These Asters are a lovely blue, DD! 👍

12 Oct, 2018

 

My favourite colour,Angela,and agree with all ,they will always be Asters to me too..just so lovely ..xx

12 Oct, 2018

 

We gardeners have generally used the Latin names of plants because we knew exactly what we were talking about, whereas people can say lily, daisy etc. and could mean so many things. Now there are more than one latin name for many plants and so it defeats its own purpose. I suppose this is all because of DNA profiling, so unless we make the effort to learn the new ones, we will just be confused. But its hard isn't it....I have real trouble with Hesperanthus instead of Schizostylis, and Sedum telephium has now become Hylotelephium. grrrrr....

12 Oct, 2018

 

found this....
https://www.rhs.org.uk/about-the-rhs/publications/magazines/the-garden/2014-issues/july/plant-name-changes.pdf

12 Oct, 2018

 

Asters is it? I'm still saying Michaelmas daisies...
It is very difficult but I can see why they change them even though I've stopped trying to remember the new names. - but some plants in the same family are so very dissimilar it makes you wonder if knowing what they know now they might have chosen a different characteristic to decide on relationships.
Thank you for the link - can't get it just now but will try again later. Google has a mind of its own.

12 Oct, 2018

 

Amazing!

12 Oct, 2018

 

I was bought up with Michaelmas daisies because we had just the ordinary tall variety all those years ago in the fifties, but now there are so many different varieties to choose from...but yes Asters......Lovely colour DD.

14 Oct, 2018

 

Lindak thanks they were Michaelmas daisies in my time too!! it does get confusing doesn't it?

21 Oct, 2018



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