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#48202 December 18th, 2006 at 12:06 AM
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Any info on cutting back dead asters for the winter?

#48203 December 18th, 2006 at 01:17 AM
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I cut my asters and chrysanthemums just about down to the ground and then mulch over them with leaves.

#48204 December 18th, 2006 at 04:48 AM
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Yep, cut them down..
*or I just leave them for spring clean up when I'm looking for brown for my compost bins..*
The roots are where your next plant comes from,
it'll send up new shoots from there and send a bit long runner root alot a path and then send up another plant from there also.....

I love asters..
I have lot's of wild ones, all different colors..
sooooo pretty.. and the honey bees are loving them late fall..

#48205 December 21st, 2006 at 08:26 AM
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Your aster come back/

Don't think mine ever did????
zone 5 ?

dodge sca

#48206 December 22nd, 2006 at 04:52 AM
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I've got some aster seeds I hope to have a place to put them next year. They are so pretty.

#48207 December 22nd, 2006 at 06:23 AM
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You wont be sorry......

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#48208 December 23rd, 2006 at 03:14 AM
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ive never cut mine dowm, ill clean em up in the spring,

#48209 December 23rd, 2006 at 03:52 AM
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Good idea sibyl.

Know why ? It falls over and makes a natural cover for the plant an seeds below....It wont blow away.....

Good thinking. And less to pick up in the spring.. It shrinks.

dodge


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