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Joe Pye Weed on Ebenezer

Just look at the focal point this dramatic plant creates with its conspicuous purple flower heads on tall, healthy stalks.  Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium… 228 more words

Pound Ridge


Eupatorium perfoliatum

I’m not sure what compelled me to look closely at this particular cluster of tiny white fuzzy flowers.  They’re all over the place at this time of year, in the form of late-flowering thoroughwort and white snakeroot.   178 more words

Favorite Nurseries: A Visit to Plainview Farm

Yesterday, I joined friends from the Foothills Garden Club for a visit to one of my favorite nurseries, Plainview Farm in North Yarmouth, Maine. Plainview Farm combines the strengths of the small specialty nurseries that are extensions of the owners’ homes and gardens and the larger garden centers with their broad range of products and plants. 325 more words


The Butterfly Magnet Joe-Pye Weed

Not a weed at all, but a member of the “daisy” family, this amazing plant grows to be ten feet tall, and every August, produces thousands of small lavender pink flowers that attract every butterfly within a mile around. 115 more words

North Carolina

Seasonal Changes Afoot

I’ve been procrastinating. I was supposed to publish this post on Wednesday, but here it is Friday, and I’ve only just now begun to write. I apologize to those of you who look forward to my Wisconsin Wednesday posts. 527 more words

Wisconsin Wednesdays

Things I See Around Town

I try to take a good walk every day, and yesterday on my way I was delighted to see a number of wild flowers in bloom. 393 more words


Wildflowers Blooming Today!


There is an exuberant abundance of wildflowers blooming in marsh and meadow all along the shores of Cape Ann and here are just a few snapshots. 81 more words

Native Plants