100 years ago in COUNTRY LIFE
November 18, 1916
HE accompanying illustration shows a method of obtaining an autumnal display of blossom in the wilder or semi-wooded part of the garden, which is at once very effective and beautiful as well as easily and cheaply produced. It is made by sowing the common single or China Aster (Callistephus sinensis) broadcast. In the course of the winter’s work, bare patches of ground are frequently made by the removal of shrubberies, felling of old trees and such like operations; such places may, for one season at least, very well be treated this way instead of being at once sown down with grass.