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Joe Pye Weed

September 9th, 2009

I particularly love Joe Pye weed. It’s such a lovely plant, so tall and commanding in the garden and along the edges of the roads. My mom has a particularly nice patch growing in her beneficial flowerbed. Our soil is a little too dry around here, but I think I’m going to try to start some from seed next spring and see if I can get some growing. I’ll have to amend the soil and keep it watered to keep it at it’s best. Perhaps a rain garden would be a great thing to add to the gardens here at Chiot’s Run.
I particularly want to add this plant to my garden because the bees and the butterflies love it. My mom’s is always buzzing with activity.

What’s your favorite weed, I mean wildflower?

11 Comments to “Joe Pye Weed”
  1. Helen on September 9, 2009 at 7:20 am

    I tried to grow thesefrom seed this year but failed. Might try again next spring.
    .-= Helen´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday 9/9/09 Twisty Bark =-.

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    • Susy on September 9, 2009 at 4:00 pm

      I’ve heard they need stratification to sprout. I may put mine in a flat and put it outside in February.

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  2. Dave on September 9, 2009 at 8:10 am

    I think I’m partial to the golden rods and ironweeds. The ironweeds are about done blooming but the golden rods are still showing strong.
    .-= Dave´s last blog ..Master Gardeners of Maury County =-.

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  3. warren on September 9, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Oh, I love Joe Pye also and goldenrod (but only far from my house) and Queen Anne’s Lace! There is a lot of stuff growing right now too…wonderful!
    .-= warren´s last blog ..Well, it is after 4:00 =-.

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  4. lee on September 9, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Clover, definitely clover and the bees love them.

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  5. ruralrose on September 9, 2009 at 11:37 am

    I too adore Joe Pye Weed, it never fails! Another plant which never fails, in my yard is the only thing to keep noxious perennial buttercup in check is Sweet Cicily. It has feathery, fern like leaves, beautiful and soft. It grows in all soil and light conditions, reseeds itself and has a lovely anise flavor in tea. I love clover too, they come in so many colors, shapes and sizes. You sure had a great run this year in the garden, it was wonderful to follow it with you. Peace for all
    .-= ruralrose´s last blog .. =-.

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  6. Lexa on September 9, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Here in Oregon, my favorite flower that is considered a weed by most is Chicory. An amazing blue color, always growing in the dryest worst conditions.

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    • Susy on September 9, 2009 at 4:00 pm

      I like chicory as well, it’s quite lovely. I like it mixed with queen anne’s lace.

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  7. Lynn on September 9, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    My Favorite [native to California and Oregon] Wildflowers are Limnanthes douglasii, Meadow Foam and Sisyrinchium bellum, Blue-Eyed Grass. They are so beautiful and vibrant in color.

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  8. the inadvertent farmer on September 9, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Well it would have to be the wild blackberries…we hate them 11 months of the year but right now during blackberry season we don’t hate them quite as much as we’re eating cobbler!

    Queen Anne’s Lace is a lovely weed, Kim
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..How to kill a camel without the neighbors knowing =-.

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  9. MAYBELLINE on September 9, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Sunflowers in the summer. California poppies in the spring.
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Fall Planting =-.

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