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Enter Joe Pye

It seems to me that the Joe Pye weed down along the river is taller than ever this year. It’s just towering over my head.

Vermont In Season

Joe Pye Weed

This big guy is the centerpiece of my butterfly garden. It is called Joe Pye Weed. It is considered a wildflower in many states and butterflies love to eat the nectar it produces. 487 more words

Butterfly Gardening

Little Flowers Can Have a Big Impact

Last week’s blog entry by Dawn Pettinelli was devoted to National Pollinators Week, stressing the importance of pollinators and their ecosystems. Between the vegetable garden, the flower beds, and the hanging baskets there is no lack of bright, beautiful flowers in our yard that have bees, butterflies, and other insects flying among them. 583 more words

Bumble Bees

The Grassy Knoll - revisted

Slogging about the mire and mud which has captured our lawn, I caught a bit of sunshine illuminating the lemon grass.

The lemon grass was one of several plants we brought home one fine day almost two years ago. 392 more words


When it comes to plants one’s trash is another’s treasure

A weed to one person can be a beautiful flower or table delicacy to someone else. I can think of numerous plants that fit that bill. 495 more words


Darling Joe

Nothing is quite as pleasantly surprising as receiving a shipment you ordered back in December and totally forgot about.  Five Joe-Peye Weed plants (Eupatorium fistulosus) came in the mail today, and I can’t wait to introduce them to their new boggy environment.