Why you should use native asters, plus more Master Gardener tips

New England asters
New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae). Photo courtesy Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – Forestry, Bugwood.org

Native asters are easy to grow, they bloom in autumn and they help butterflies.

Read more about why you should use native asters in your garden in this article in September’s issue of WNY Gardening Matters, published by the Master Gardeners at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County.

Scroll down farther in that article to read about the weed orchid or Epipactus helleborine, an invasive plant that can pop up in your garden. It has even been known to push up through asphalt.

In a second article, get great ideas for what you should do in your garden in September.

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