Since the outdoor season is not yet over, I want to replace it with something bright and colorful. I found this Callistephus or China Aster. This flower was new to me. I have had the small purple asters in my garden but this blousey and bold pink China aster is one I have never seen at the garden center before. This flower makes me think of fireworks.
It is a joy to see nice things on the patio table each day. Just grouping things together make a still life. Our white daisies bloomed so well all summer but are a little tired as the season draws to a close but they are perked up by the pink explosion of color beside them.
While I had the little bird from a couple of years ago, I found this plaque this year and thought it would work nicely with the look.