Lovely. I have Joe Pye Weed also but it is not blooming yet. I also have two varieties of Iron Weed and Butterfly Weed as well as goldenrod. I like a lot of natives even though they might get a little invasive, like the golden rod, or have small blooms, such as the wild petunia.
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> I will add that I'm glad she can't see the prize in my garden this
> week - a
> spectacular Joe-Pye Weed bush about six feet tall and with many
> full of bees and butterflies. She'd say it's a weed and get rid of
I'm with you on that. I'm attaching a photo of my overgrown Joe-pye
weed clump on the corner of the house. You can't beat a statement like
this in the garden this time of year!
Apologies for the poor photo quality. I didn't shoot it with a potato --
it was cloudy and grey. :) The clump is about 8' high. There's an
open space behind it where a balsam fir fell two years ago, so a
Clethra barbinervis is going there this fall.