Thanks, Chris, for the handsome photograph.
Your Joe-Pye is even grander than mine, but they are both handsome
Many of my favorite plants are so-called weeds. I always have some
at the back of the bed - it is a handsome plant and smells so lovely when
bloom - to say nothing of the Monarchs.
Another favorite is Perilla frutescens - the deep purple
one. It makes handsome
masses in difficult spots, and the deer don't touch it.
Still another is the perennial yellow foxglove = Digitalis ambigua.-
deer-proof, but my neighbors call it a weed. Oh well, their
I'm with you on that. I'm attaching a photo of my
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
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