Sunday, September 15, 2019

China Aster (Callistephus chinensis)



I love China asters and every year I grow them from seeds. Aster is beautiful in bouquets. Its lush, light flowers on long sturdy stems are magnificent in large bouquets. Cut aster flowers retain freshness in water in bouquets for up to 14 days. I only must not forget to change the water in vases for fresh.



It's said Aster is the queen of the autumn flower garden. In recent times, annual China asters were planted in urban flowerbeds after biennials that had faded and lost their decorative features. China Aster can also be used to replace faded early spring bulbs.



I plant annual China aster in flower beds or in tubs at any time. Their roots are very branched and easily restored if they are slightly torn off. Therefore, even adult plants can be replanted, with buds or already blooming.



Asters are inherently cold-resistant, can endure short-term frosts up to minus 7 °С. Our climate is changeable, the temperature is up and down during the autumnal day.



In dry weather abundant watering is required, but asters are very sensitive to excessive moisture. So I water them not often. In my garden they bloom profusely until the first frost.  I feed plants with mineral fertilizers which improve their growth, the duration of flowering, the brightness of flowers.


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42 comments:

  1. Sono molto belli. Stupendo il primo video con una bellissima musica di sottofondo.
    Buona domenica

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    1. Giancarlo, I'm pleased you liked music I chose for my video. It's Water music, suite by Gendel, 1771.

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  2. A vase of cut flowers can brighten up a house almost more than anything I can think of. Enjoy your blooms while you may, Nadezda, winter is just around the corner!

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    1. You're right David, autumn is here, themps dropped to +11C. I think China asters will bloom this season till frost.

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  3. Son preciosos a mí también me encantan. Besos.

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  4. Good morning dear Nadezda,
    Fantastic flowers you are showing! It's going to be an early autumn this year. But we have photo's of how summer was like.
    Have a beautiful sunday.
    Rosehugs Marijke

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    1. Yes, I agree Marijke it seems autumn will be cold and short. Today the weather is cold with wind. Glad you liked my flowers.

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  5. Надежда,прекрасные астры!

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  6. Hello Nadezda!

    They are very beautiful. I have never tried them myself. Thank you for showing them.

    Hugs!

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  7. Such wonderful videos, Nadezda. Your garden of gorgeous rhododendrons is beautiful. You make very good videos, with enjoyable music to accompany. Wonderful views of Prague and gardens.
    I have not seen Asters growing for many years. My Mother used to grow them in our country garden when I was young. Such delicate colours. You are clever to grow from seed.
    Enjoy Autumn in your garden. You have grown some beauties during the summer.
    Betty

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    1. I love Asters, Betty and amn't lazy :-) to grow them from seeds. I know asters are thankful flowers.
      I can imagine how nice your mother's garden had been.
      Glad you liked my videos, I choose music for every new video trying it goes well to images.

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  8. Oh how beautiful asters.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  9. It's always nice to see these beautiful flowers!
    Greetings

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  10. These flowers are so beautiful,
    Wonderful photos,
    Have a lovely evening, Nadezda.

    Hugs, Ida

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  11. Se presenta un buen otoño con tu reina del jardín de flores. Eatá preciosa amiga. Tienes muy buena mano para las plantas. Maravillosos videos Nadezda.
    Te deseo una buena semana.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Me encanta Laura que te gustaron mis videos,
      besos!

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  12. My dear, you put so much heart into the care of the garden, and the flowers repay you. Your asters are beautiful and they have my favorite colors ...
    Have a nice week. Hugs. Anita

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    1. Anita, you're right, asters are thankful flowers,
      happy new week!

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  13. Maybe I should grow some annuai asters next year.

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  14. I have never seen these asters before. They are gorgeous. I enjoyed your videos too.

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    1. Glad you liked my photos and video, Lisa,
      happy Wednesday!

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  15. Wonderful photos of beautiful flowers, Nadezda.
    I like Callistephus very much as I like also all Aster species. :)
    Happy gardening!

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  16. Nadezda-your asters are amazing and all so beautiful! The videos are amazing too. I have heard of Prague Gardens and now I got to see them through your eyes. Thank you!

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    1. You're welcome Lee!
      Glad you liked my flowers and videos.

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  17. Hola Nadezda, las flores son preciosas y las fotos espectaculares, me encanta. Un beso.

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  18. The aster flowers in your garden are beautiful, Nadezda. I love them!
    Happy weekend! Hugs!

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  19. Such beautiful blooms in your photographs, and I enjoyed your videos too :)

    All the best Jan

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    1. Glad you like my photos and video, Jan.
      Hugs!

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