Many people exclaim over the beauty of astilbe, but i have never collected them, and only have them because people have given them to me.
Going ga-ga over astilbes is like being entranced by a beautiful young woman. Then she ages, and she still has 50 or 60 years to live. Our gaze falls on the next young beauty.
This is the week for astilbe beauty. Enjoy it now, because all too soon, it is gone.
Photo from www.darwin.com