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Re: Re: Happy Birthday

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.

From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <1002@rewrite.hort.net>
To: "Garden Chat" <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, August 8, 2014 1:03:45 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Happy Birthday

----- Original Message -----
> From: 5bef58771@rewrite.hort.net
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Sent: Thursday, August 7, 2014 1:38:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: Happy Birthday
> 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
>  stems,
> full of bees and butterflies.  She'd say it's a weed and get rid of
>  it;

Hi Auralie!

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.


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