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STOP -- and Savor Summer's Waning

I’m seeing a variety of reds in my landscape these days, most of it not attributable to leaf color — that will come later. Red flowers and fruits — and related colors in that family — are visible in nearly every corner of my yard. 426 more words

Piedmont Gardening

In the Jungle

After the misty morning fogs, the recent rains, and the August heat, the weeds have been advancing aggressively  into the flower beds, chasing me around the garden like a snake slinking in search of supper.   276 more words


Late Summer Colors

The delicate spring ephemerals like trillium and bloodroot might get more attention, but late summer wildflowers put on quite a show and often provide multiple rewards. 82 more words

Nature Photography

Flower of the Day: Sweet Joe-Pye Weed

 Eutrochium pupureum; Asteraceae (aster family)


Those wacky taxonomists are always re-naming things.  The genus formerly known as Eupatorium contained a large number of species, a few of which I’ll be featuring over the next several days.   119 more words

Where are the butterflies?

This morning my husband took this picture of a tiger swallowtail nectaring on sweet joe pye weed (see the previous post for info about this lovely plant). 330 more words


One of Nature's Mysteries to Solve


Can you tell we’re in a theme with summer wildflowers?

Again, this one is blooming now! By the way, this is my 98th time posting the Nature’s Mystery column. 95 more words

Backyard Habitat

Hollow Joe-Pye Weed or Trumpetweed (Eutrochium fistulosum)

Flowering in late summer to early fall, Joe-pye weed (Eutrochium fistulosum) shows pale purple or pinkish florets. The stems are purple or greenish, and the plant can grow 5 to 12 feet high.  80 more words